Dawson



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.
Contemporary Examples

Why Do People Believe in Scientology and Other Fringe Religions? Jesse Singal July 6, 2012
Terrorist Ends Canada’s Innocence Tim Mak October 21, 2014
Taking Grandma’s Plates for a Spin Blake Gopnik February 25, 2012
How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’? Tim Teeman October 29, 2014
Game of Gold Rush Anna Brand January 1, 2014

Historical Examples

Little Lord Fauntleroy Frances Hodgson Burnett
White Fang Jack London
The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
Dave Dawson at Casablanca Robert Sydney Bowen

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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