Category Archives: History

A-B Medal

A few months ago, a coin dealer contacted us to offer a real A-B Medal. This is a photo of the front & back. Beautiful isnt it?

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Any Record of Henry Peter Hansen?

I have an A.B. pin with three gold nuggets at the bottom. It belonged to my great grandfather Henry Peter Hansen, do you have any record of him?  He was apparently a founder and my mother remembers something about a … Continue reading

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

(See previous post about Dons Great-grandfather) According to Super A-B fan & historian Ashley Bowman, Dons great-grandfather, Henry C. (aka H.C.) Davis,was initiated in Camp Dawson No. 4.  Ashley has accumulated rosters on a few of the Camps.   It makes … Continue reading

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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.

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

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 … Continue reading

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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.  A special thanks to the following … 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

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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

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