Yukon Nuggets

  • Winter Carnival Auction, 1950.

1950 Hougen's history

Whitehorse Winter Carnival

Rolf Hougen, Treasurer of the Whitehorse Winter Carnival, auctions off a garter at the '98, before it became a hotel.  The U.S. Army plays a major role in the carnival during "Operation Sweetbrier".  Betty Ronayne, Miss Armed Forces, is named the Carnival Queen.  The carnival runs from February 2nd to 5th.  Twelve thousand dollars is raised for the Civic Centre Fund.