A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Martha became known as the First Lady of the Yukon because she married George Black who became commissioner of the Yukon.

True. Martha became known as the First Lady of the Yukon because her husband George Black was appointed commissioner of the Yukon. In the political sense, Martha reigned as first lady. But Martha also generated her own legacy for her vision of what the Yukon and Yukoners were all about. She opened the Government House in Dawson City to the real Yukoners: miners, prospectors, and many others. She became an expert on Yukon flora and fauna. And when her husband was unable to defend his parliamentary seat due to ill health, she ran in his stead and became the second female Member of Parliament in Canada.

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