Yukon Gold: The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush
Gold fever!When the steamships Excelsior and Portland docked in San Francisco and Seattle in the spring of 1897 bringing news that gold had been discovered in the Canadian Yukon, gold fever hit. Soon thousands of stampeders from as far away as Europe were making their way to the Klondike, sure that they were going to strike it rich. Very few had even the slightest idea of just how inhospitable the Klondike was, how dangerous the journey would be, and how slim their chances were of making enough money there just to turn around and get home. With striking and often poignant archival photographs and an engaging text, Charlotte Jones explains the events leading up to the Yukon gold rush and the amazing events that followed the discovery of gold and changed Alaska forever. Maps, bibliography, and index are included.
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Alaska arrived in Dawson avalanche bedrock began boats Bonanza Creek brought built cabin called Canadian carried cheechakos Chilkoot Pass trail DALTON TRAIL Dead Horse Trail digging Discovery claim dollars Dyea Eldorado Creek equipment feet frozen gear Gold Bottom gold fever gold pan goldfields Henderson hired hundred Klondike gold rush Klondike River Lake Bennett Lake Lindeman left Seattle load miles million miners moved natives newspaper North-West Mounted Police northlands number 16 Once the stampeders outfits pack animals packers paid partner passengers Portland pounds prospectors reached Dawson saloon San Francisco Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sheep Camp ship shovel Skagway River Skookum Jim sluice box Soapy Soapy Smith sold sourdoughs spring of 1897 staked stampeders arrived steamer summer summit of Chilkoot supplies Tagish Charlie telegraph thousand ticket took town trip Valdez White Horse Rapids White Pass trail winter Yukon River Yukon Territory