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    Unveiling of the Martha Louise Black Statue

    A prominent crowd assembled to honour the unveiling of the statue on Thursday.

    The unveiling of the Martha Louise Black Statue occurred on Thursday.

    Martha Louise Black statue unveiled

    The unveiling of the Martha Louise Black Statue occurred Thursday afternoon in Whitehorse. Martha was the second woman in the Canadian House of Commons and she received the Order of the British Empire for her extensive education of Yukon nature to others.

     Harreson Tanner sculpted the dubbed "first lady of the Yukon" statue and the unveiling of the statue occurred at the corner of Main Street and Fourth Avenue in Whitehorse.

    Harreson notes even though Martha was pregnant at the time, she still incredibly managed to hike over the Chilkoot Pass and start her new life in Dawson City. She later became a manager for a local sawmill.

    Harreson agrees with the title of "first lady of the yukon". Martha Louise Black also ran in the 1935 federal election after her husband became ill  and her famous book, "My Seventy Years" was published in 1938.

     She passed away in 1957 at the age of 91.


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