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Jean Murray: Music

The Carmack Song

(Vocal and Guitar, Will Putman; mandolin, Charlie Hunt)
George Carmack started it all when he and his wife's relatives, Skookum Jim and Tagish Charlie, discovered gold on Bonanza Creek in the Yukon, Canada in August 1896. Ed Lung, author of Black Sand and Gold, recalled hearing “The Carmack Song” in a bar in Dawson in July 1897.