Dawson

[ daw-suhn ]
/ ˈdɔ sən /

noun

Sir John William, 1820–99, Canadian geologist and educator.
William Levi, 1899–1990, U.S. composer and conductor.
a town in NW Canada, at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers: former capital of the Yukon Territory.

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Dawson
/ (ˈdɔːsən) /

noun

a town in NW Canada, in the Yukon on the Yukon River: a boom town during the Klondike gold rush (at its height in 1899). Pop: 1251 (2001)
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