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In 1907, four brothers named Poulin toiled each day, living their dreams of striking gold in the rich creeks of Dawson, Yukon.

Men that had experienced at least one Yukon winter were known as Sourdoughs – this moniker applied to brothers Romeo and Gaudias.

Men that were newcomers to the Dawson gold fields and had yet to experience a northern winter were known as Cheechakos –  this moniker applied to brothers Nazaire and Raoul.

1907 locations where all four Poulin brothers mined for gold.


Blue – Romeo’s Creek claim #3 above Discovery on Parker Creek, a tributary of the Indian River – 500 feet

Red – Raoul’s job at the Yukon Pacific Mining’s Bench claim #50 above Discovery on Sulphur Creek

Green – Nazaire Poulin’s Creek claim #41-A below Discovery on Sulphur Creek – a pup 28 feet

Orange – Gaudias Poulin’s Bench claim at 1st tier opposite Right Limit of #248 below Discovery on Dominion Creek – 250 feet