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Old Town, Yellowknife Slideshow [VIDEO]

Yellowknife is a place where photographers flourish and this is no exception for long-time resident Fran Hurcomb. I have written about her work on documenting Yellowknife’s Old Town before and even photographed her myself. Well, she is back again with another exhibit for Yellowknifers and visitors to marvel at.

Stop into the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre between now and September 2015 to view her work documenting 40 years of living in Old Town, Yellowknife. The people, the buildings and the stories.

If you can’t make it to the Museum don’t fret. Fran also put together a video slideshow of many of her images three years ago that lives on Vimeo. You can talk a walk through historic Yellowknife at your leisure.

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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, writer, baker, and Yellowknife Advocate who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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  • We lived in Yellowknife from 1957-1986, our first home was a log cabin on 51st Street, right where the twin tower is now and was owned by a Mr. Janelli I think his name was, we then moved to 54th Street and brought up 3 sons there, we unfortunatly lost two of them but David our eldest son and his wife Sandy now live at 108 mile Ranch in BC, it was a wonderful time to live in YK in those days. my husband Peter worked for CBC but before they took over the radio station both he and I worked as volunteers at the radio station there, Peter looking after the equipent and i as a disc jockey, we have very happy memories of our time there and we still have many frieds who still iive there some of which we keep in touch with still. Peter was responsible for putting in all the radio and TV staions across the NWT, some people in the comunities might still remember him even though it’s a long time ago, he also taught a lot of the kids in YK how to ride their motor bikes safely. I belonged to the orgainsation DMS (Daughters of the Midnight Sun) and we used to put on a dance twice each year with a floor show which the whole town enjoyed, if fact the tickets for each dance sold like wild fire, boy, those were the day!!, I wish we could have them all over again.
    Take care, Peggy Radcliffe.

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