Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Yellowknife, 2010
..Northwest Territories, known for it's copper and gold,
named for the tools the First People made, in the days of old;
the population decreased as the gold output was down, measured not in ton but by the pound,
then some people started to move back in because in 1991 diamonds were found.

It's the Capital of the Territory and the largest city by far,
and things have changed quite a bit, now you can go by car;
it's isolated and possibly cold, and either light or dark,
but 250 miles for the Arctic Circle, it's not a walk in the park.
Yellowknife in the 1940's and 1950's (when this geezer was a boy)
Daytime in the winter (reminds me of Iceland)
The "Ice Road", winter means a shorter trip

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