For eons, dreamers and schemers have imagined a polar utopia – a Shangri-La as pure as the driven snow. But for every promised land they’ve envisaged, the cruel north wind has blown their plans apart.
What could have been. Image by Fantasy Art Design
In the tipsy Yukon, prohibition was a buzzkill. Would bush planes full of liquor quench their thirst?
Long before the U.S. temperance movement put a cork in Klondike liquor, Yukoners loved their 'hooch.' Here, Dawson ladies hold a 'drinking bee' in 1900. Joseph Duclos/Dawson City Museum