KINGDOM: Dawson City
One Throne Magazine is run out of Dawson City, Yukon (Canada). Dawson's contribution to literature has always far exceeded its size. Former residents have included Jack London, Pierre Berton, and Robert Service, and countless stories have been inspired by Dawson City and its region, the Klondike.
Located in the far north, near the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was built during the Klondike Gold Rush around 1898. For a few years, it was the largest city north of San Francisco and west of Winnipeg. Even so, Dawson never had a population of more than 30,000 and rarely boasted over 1,500 — the population currently stands at about 2,000. Dawson continues to host some of the country's most creative minds, with its own art school, writer-in-residence program, a separate artist-in-residence program, one of Canada's largest music festivals, an annual printing and publishing symposium, short film festival, etc. Three of Canada's top 100 events take place here every year.
In 1957, Order of Canada recipient and writer Pierre Berton narrated a short film about his hometown, which was nominated for an Academy Award. It's only 20 minutes and well worth viewing.
Dawson and the Klondike region lie on the traditional land of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation. The Tombstone Mountains rise just north. The support of the Dawson community makes this mag possible.