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James Cameron, and the Klondyke Gold rush.

Kim's 2x Great Grandparents John Cameron and Isabella Robertson, plus her Great Grandmother Ann Cameron. The main story is about Kim's 1st Great Grand Uncle, James Cameron, and the Klondyke Gold rush. The following from:

Dundee Courier 02 February 1921



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