The Force in the North

Pelly Crossing

In 1907, the constable at Selkirk moved over to the roadhouse at Pelly Crossing for the winter. He was too far away from the winter trail at Selkirk. (Royal Northwest Mounted Police Annual Report. Sessional Paper No. 28. 1908:11.)

In 1912, the Selkirk officer was at Pelly Crossing. Only open for the winter months with one NC officer and a team. (Royal Northwest Mounted Police Annual Report. Sessional Paper No. 28. 1913:242.)

Major Meedle is the commander, of the Royal North-West Mounted Police for the Yukon, announces that four detachments will be maintained this winter on the Overland Trail between Dawson and Whitehorse. They will be at Black Hills, Pelly, Yukon Crossing and Carmacks. ("Police For Trail", From the Dawson News in the Whitehorse Star, November 13, 1914.)

1913: Open winter months only, one N.C. officer or constable and a single horse. (Report of the North-West Mounted Police, 1911. Sessional Paper No. 28. Ottawa: Queen’s Printer. 1913:276.)

1914: Two more detachments were placed on the Dawson-Whitehorse trail this winter, in addition to the usual one at Pelly Crossing. (Report of the North-West Mounted Police, 1914. Sessional Paper No. 28. Ottawa: Queen’s Printer. 1914:225.)