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History of Northwest Territories, Canada

Journey back in time to Northwest Territories, Canada

Visit Northwest Territories, Canada. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

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"Prior to 1870, it was known as the North-Western Territory. The name has always been a description of the location of the territory."
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  • 1895 - North-West Territories
    North-West Territories, a large possession of the Dominion of Canada, including all that portion of British North America outside the provinces £...Read MORE...


  • Gold was first found near Yellowknife in 1898 by a prospector heading for the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon.

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  • Yellowknife's first successful gold mine, the Con Mine, went into production in 1938. Prior to the discovery of gold, the economy of the Yellowknife region was based on the fur trade.

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  • Yellowknife
    Yellowknife, NWT, incorporated as a city in 1970, population 19,569 (2016 c), 19,234 (2011 c). The City of Yellowknife is the capital of the...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Northwest Territories, Canada

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History and News of Northwest Territories, Canada

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  • 1895 - North-West Territories
    North-West Territories, a large possession of the Dominion of Canada, including all that portion of British North America outside the provinces £... Read MORE...

  • Gold was first found near Yellowknife in 1898 by a prospector heading for the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon.

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
  • Yellowknife's first successful gold mine, the Con Mine, went into production in 1938. Prior to the discovery of gold, the economy of the Yellowknife region was based on the fur trade.

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
  • Yellowknife
    Yellowknife, NWT, incorporated as a city in 1970, population 19,569 (2016 c), 19,234 (2011 c). The City of Yellowknife is the capital of the... Read MORE...

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