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A-B Medal

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Any Record of Henry Peter Hansen?

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UPDATE: H.C. Davis Actually Was a Member!!

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An Accounting of the Different Camps

The following are summaries of the 32 A-B Camps that were established from 1899. As one could imagine, finding specific information on many of the remote camps of this long-defunct organization was quite challenging. Continue reading

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Was Dons Great-Grandfather a Member of the A-B?

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The initial spark that got this group started many years ago, was Dons family connection to the Klondike Gold Rush. His maternal great-grandfather, H.C. Davis, was a stampeder who crossed the Chilkoot Pass in April 1899 and made it to Dawson. After the bust, he followed
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Great Video About the Klondike Gold Rush and Stampeder Albert Henry Woods

We stumbled upon a short video that was put together by the descendents stampeder Albert Henry Woods about this trip to the Klondike in 1897. Continue reading

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History of the A-B with High-Binders and Tinhorns

The following is an excerpt from the chapter, Northern Fraternity of the 1930 book The Alaska-Yukon Gold Book.

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Camp 17 Haines from Mark and Julie Cozzi

We live in a house next to where the Arctic Brotherhood Camp No.17 was in Haines, AK. We want to know more history about it. Please email the history and send photos if you


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Camp No. 5 is Disputed!

We thought the mystery of the location Camp No. 5 had been solved with some great research by Bob Sutherland.  He delivered a good theory that the Camp was in Seattle and had some old newspaper stories that seemed to … Continue reading

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The Arctic Brotherhood by Derek Stubbs

[The following was article was originally published in The Square (an independent magazine for Freemasons).  Honorary Member Leo Zenelli is the editor of the The Square and he gave us permission to use it.] In February 1899, some 11 would-be … Continue reading

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1909 Dawson Daily News Article Reveals Dissention in A-B Organization

Alert reader, Bob Sutherland, found a very interesting 1909 Dawson Daily News article that revealed turmoil in the A-B Organization regarding the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.  It seems the infighting revolved around two factions. 

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Mystery of Missing Camp No. 5 is Solved!

On June 11, 2010, alert reader Bob Sutherland provided research that solved a odd mystery as to why we could not figure our where the 5th original Arctic Brotherhood Camp was located.  His research was so outstanding that we thought … Continue reading

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Camp No. 5 is Still Missing

It’s understandable that we can’t find some of the later camps, but its truly baffling that we can’t determine the location of #5.  Can someone please help find it?

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Official A-B Post Card from 1908

Found & bought this A-B related post card on E-bay. The front photo is of the Arctic Brotherhood building built as an exhibit for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition hosted in Continue reading

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Clubhouses

The first thing these guys did when starting a new chapter was build a Hall (clubhouse).  A few survived.  You gotta love their priorities.

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A-B Camp in Chitina, AK?

Jerry Lake found a website for the Gilpatrict Hotel Chitina in Chitina, AK that claims it was built in 1914 as an A-B Hall.  No verification as of yet or a Camp No.

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