Credits: Arnold Hoffman, Free Gold: The Story of Canadian Mining. New-York, Associate Book Service, 1947, p. 10.
Yukon Jessie, sometimes called Klondike Jessie, but whose real name is still unknown, was a bootlegger in 1925 in the Rouyn township. She worked in many cities where gold rushes happened, in Yukon for instance, before travelling to Rouyn. Many women were illegal bar owners at that time and they were true business women. Just as the miners, they came to work in this remote area to save money and survive the harsh socio-economic context of the time.