On May 17th, 1903, Lila Wallace and Bud Harkin,owner of the Windsor Hotel, were running the Whitehorse Rapids, Yukon Territory, Canada, in a Peterborough canoe being handled by Gene LaRose. The canoe swamped, and Wallace and Harkin were both drowned. Five years later, Gene and his brother Al LaRose were drowned in the same rapids when their canoe swamped. Wallace was buried in what is now called the Pioneer Cemetery in Whitehorse, while Harkin's body was shipped to Marshfield, Wisconsin, for burial in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
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