Mayo men’s ball team at the Mayo ball diamond, 1935. Yukon Archives, Claude and Mary Tidd fonds, #8495

Ball in Mayo

The discovery of silver on Keno Hill in 1919 started an economic boom in central Yukon that would last for more than 20 years. A second boom after World War II sustained the area for another 30 years. Over the years many miners and workers flocked to the central Yukon community of Mayo. Baseball and softball, along with other sports, became popular community pastimes.


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