Category Archives: Museums

Unusual parka: Feathers on the outside

parka (Large) parka2 (Large)An unusual parka seen at the MacBride Museum of Yukon History. It is made from about 70 ducks and loons.

People wear goose-down parkas today but they are usually stuffed with loose down like a pillow. This design of a coat — with the feathers on the outside, the birds kept round and packed against each other — is very unique.

 

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MacBride Museum of Yukon History: The hall of animals

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One of the many rooms features Yukon’s mammals. It’s a Noah’s Ark which even includes an albino moose.

Whitehorse’s transportation museum: The Land Train

DSC_0215Outside the Whitehorse Transportation Museum is a land train, built by the US military during the creation of the Alaska Highway.

These vehicles could cross almost any marsh, mountain or forest provided a crew was there to cut trees in advance.

The tires are easily 10 feet high.