A memorial to the miners, and a diorama of a typical miner's cabin
Inside this museum
Here are two views of Dawson City's famous mudslide, Moosehide Slide, a landmark which can be seen for miles away on the river:
Many different stories have been told to explain its origin. "Is that a big mining scar on the hill above Dawson? The scar in the hillside above Dawson, called Moosehide Slide is actually the result of an ancient landslide, not mining activity. The slide has historically been used as a navigational tool for river travellers. On a side note, no person can stake a new placer mining claim within the city limits. Rumour has it thought, that gold fever led a local man to sink a shaft below his restaurant! In another story, a mining company wanted to pay to relocate the Dawson town site so they could mine it!" http://www.dawsoncity.ca/faqs/
""Cannibals were harassing people in this area. The people asked the shaman to get rid of these people. So he went up to the top of the mountain, caused a tree to fall, and that caused a landslide, which carried the cannibals away." http://www.yukonweb.com/community/dawson/klondike_sun/aug17-01.htmld/ (scroll down to "River of Culture Tours"
At last, it was time to leave Dawson City and continue our tour. But, before leaving, we took a little trip down the Yukon River on a riverboat decorated like an early 19th century paddlewheeler. Even the staff were dressed for the part!
Then, we boarded a ferry across the same river, bus and all! The ferry didn't look big enough to hold the bus, but it was. We had no problem.
Across the river and on up to the Top of the World Highway
View of Dawson City from above