Loving Dawson: A Poem

In I Love Dawson, I considered people’s affection for Dawson City and how that may have influenced the Dawson City Museum’s development. In this post, I have revisited the data and created a poem.

Why? I am not sure.

I keep coming back to the statement’s people made about the City and community. I find them compelling and think its beautiful that there is a shared experience around falling in love with a place.

The poem brings together different quotes from interviews. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed assembling it.


I love Dawson City.

She reports the same inexplicable attraction, writing:

I did indeed fall in love with Dawson.

It was a wonderful place to live.

It was just a very loving community, close knit.

There were some really great people up there.

There were lots of Heritage workers there, crying on each other’s shoulders and helping each other.

They welcomed us with open arms.

That’s the world we lived in.

I don’t think any other place else in Canada would hire you if you told them you had a history degree.

So, it was a great opportunity for me.

I then had an opportunity to move.

It’s a hard place to leave behind.

I only know that I stayed because I think I love it.

It’s just such a special place to us and I guess just leaves that impact.

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