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  Klondike Gold Rush
The gold rush that followed was confined that first year to the Yukon interior.
One of the original discoverers of gold in the Klondike.
The new town of DAWSON at the Klondike's mouth, with a floating population of some 30 000, became the largest community north of Seattle and west of Winnipeg, boasting telephones, electricity and motion picture theatres.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004349   (437 words)

  
  Klondike Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Klondike Gold Rush was a frenzy of gold rush immigration to and gold prospecting along the Klondike River near Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, Canada, after gold was discovered in the late 19th century.
The Klondike field continues to be worked today, although most of the original deposits were removed in the early 1900s when small claim holdings were consolidated and were worked by large-scale industrial extraction methods, notably steam dredges.
Another literary luminary connected with the rush, and whose cabin still stands in Dawson City, was folk-lyricist Robert W. Service, whose short epics "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and other works describe the fierce grandeur of the north and the survival-ethic and gold fever of men and women in the frozen, gold-strewn north.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Klondike_Gold_Rush   (1655 words)

  
 Klondike (Yukon Territory) - MSN Encarta
Klondike (Yukon Territory), region in the western Yukon Territory, Canada, site of a great gold rush in the late 1890s.
The Klondike is in the vicinity of Dawson, where the Klondike and Yukon rivers meet.
On August 17, 1896, alluvial gold was discovered in Bonanza Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576003/Klondike_(Yukon_Territory).html   (150 words)

  
 Yukon Information on the Klondike Goldrush
The discovery and discoverers of gold in the Klondike continue to be surrounded by controversial and sometimes conflicting stories.
The Klondike Gold Rush marked the end of a decade and the end of an era.
But the vestiges of the Klondike quest are still to be seen and sensed in the landmarks of Yukon - from the summit of the Chilkoot Trail to the boardwalks of Dawson City.
www.fishingyukon.com /goldrush.html   (1572 words)

  
 The Klondike Gold Rush and the White Pass & Yukon construction
In August 1896, gold was found by prospectors near Dawson in the Klondike area in Yukon Territory, Canada.
Because of the remoteness of the Klondike, the news spread slowly but as soon as it reached the large cities of the US West Coast, in July 1897, a lot of American people seeking fortune or adventure turned gold prospector overnight and frantically rushed North to the seemingly endless Klondike gold fields.
At the climax of the Gold Rush in 1898, the difficult trails leading to Canada from the coast of Alaska were completely insufficient to move the mass of equipment and supplies the stampeders wanted to carry to the Klondike, and the difficulty of the journey was compounded by the harsh winter climate.
drgw.free.fr /WP&YR/History/GoldRush/Construction_en.htm   (1083 words)

  
 Genealogy: FREE Klondike Gold Rush
Your gold seekers may not have left many clues, so it's particularly important to find out all you can before you hit the trail if you are planning a visit to the area for the Centennial.
Klondike Gold, a CD-ROM for Mac or Windows, offers an interactive multimedia journey through the history of the Klondike, from Russian-America and the founding of Fort Yukon in 1847 to present day mining operations out on the creeks.
Klondike Gold was produced by a long-time Dawson and Whitehorse resident in collaboration with DNA Multimedia, so it should give an authentic representation of Yukon history for personal or educational use.
www.heritagequest.com /genealogy/magazine/html/klondike.html   (4099 words)

  
 A Bibliography for the History of Skagway, Alaska, and the Klondike Gold Rush -- Tennessee Archaeology Net
AKIN, OTIS FRANKLIN 1950 A Reminiscence of the Klondike Rush of 1898.
CADELL, HENRY MOUERAY 1914 The Klondike and Yukon Goldfield in 1913.
NICHOLS, JEANNETTE PADDOCK 1922 Advertising and the Klondike.
www.mtsu.edu /~kesmith/TNARCHNET/Pubs/goldrush.html   (9336 words)

  
 H-Net Multimedia Reviews: Peter Geller on Klondike Gold: An Interactive History
And there is a wealth of material which documents and interprets the history of the Klondike gold rush and its aftermath, from the pens of journalists, missionaries, police and the gold-seekers themselves, from the cameras of participants and professional photographers, and from the oral traditions of the Yukon's First Nations.
Selecting "The Gold Rush," for example, presents the user with seven possible choices, including "The Klondike Discovery of 1896," "Poets and Parlour Ladies," and "On the Creeks." Click on the picture in which you are interested, and it appears in the centre of the screen; as you pass your mouse over the image "hotspots" appear.
Considerable space is devoted to the role of Aboriginal people in trade and transportation networks both before and during the gold rush, in the discovery of gold, and in examining the impacts of the gold rush on their economy and social lives.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/exhibit/showrev.cgi?path=22   (1882 words)

  
 Canadian Heroes of the Klondike Gold Rush
He kept the side pockets of his sweater heavy with gold pieces so that, on entering the bar, he could pour them onto the counter in a stream and shout: "Everybody drink!" Brooks arrived at Skagway on one of the first boats in July, 1897.
Her participation in the gold rush involved encounters with gold diggers, coureurs de bois and rebels.
Joseph Whiteside Boyle - When Toronto-born Joe Boyle arrived in the Klondike at the beginning of the gold rush in 1897, he was the thirty-year old manager, promoter and sparring partner of a declining champion boxer named Frank Slavin.
www.yukonalaska.com /klondike/byprovince.html   (1392 words)

  
 Klondike Gold Rush National Park information, pictures, videos   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beginning in 1897, an army of hopeful gold seekers, unaware that most of the good Klondike claims were already staked, boarded ships at Seattle and other Pacific port cities and headed north toward the vision of riches to be had for the taking.
During the first year of the rush an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 gold seekers spent an average of three months packing their outfits up the trails and over the passes to the lakes.
Gold Rush Cemetery and Lower Reid Falls is a 4 miles (6.4 km) round trip, easy hike, to where else-a cemetery and spectacular water fall.
www.adventure-crew.com /parks/KlondikeGoldRush.asp   (2497 words)

  
 Klondike Gold Rush: 1896
Two prospectors, Robert Henderson and George Washington Carmack, were fishing for salmon on the Thron-diuck (which quickly became 'Klondike') tributary of the Yukon river in the far north of Canada, one August afternoon in 1896, when the gleam of gold caught their eye.
There was plenty of gold in the creeks around Dawson and some digging on a commercial basis continued until the winter of 1966, but the horde of prospectors had picked the cream off the field by 1900.
The Klondike rush probably yielded about 75 tonnes (2.4 million ounces) of gold in the last three years of what was certainly the most exciting century in the history of gold.
info.goldavenue.com /Info_site/in_arts/in_civ/in_rush_canada.html   (902 words)

  
 WriteYukon > Klondike Gold Rush > History > Gold Rush Timeline
Discovery of gold in the Klondike by George and Kate Carmack, Skookum Jim and Dawson Charlie.
Discovery of gold on Eldorado Creek (a tributary of Bonanza).
Gold is discovered on the beaches in Nome, Alaska and the next gold rush begins.
www.writeyukon.com /klondike/gr_timeline.asp?i=*D2*C4&a=*99*94T*7D*29   (374 words)

  
 Klondike Star Mineral Corporation - Investor Relations
This number is considered a minimum because much of the gold recovered was not reported and, of course, placer miners are still actively mining gold more than 100 years after the initial discovery in 1896.
The gold nuggets, which were dispersed largely over Bonanza Creek, Eldorado Creek and their tributaries might be considered a phenomenal geochemical anomaly, phenomenal because the gold values are not measured in parts per billion (ppb) as is usual but rather in Troy ounces per cubic yard.
Klondike Star Mineral Corporation is an exploration and development company with mineral claims in the Klondike Mining District, Yukon, Canada.
www.klondikestar.com /investor_relations/press_release.php?id=32   (681 words)

  
 Klondike Gold Rush Facts - Last Best West
The Klondike Gold Rush drew 100,000 pilgrims to the gold fields of Canada.
Tens of thousands of would be prospectors rushed to the gold fields, but they were mostly too late.
All the Gold in the Klondike couldn't save 1/3 of the sprawling town from burning in the spring of 1899.
www.thelastbestwest.com /klondike_gold_rush_facts.htm   (531 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: History: By Region: North America: United States: West: Gold Rushes: Klondike
Before the Klondike Gold Rush - Examines life in the Yukon, which was home to people with a vast trading network long before the arrival of missionaries, fur traders, and goldseekers.
Threads of Gold - University of Alaska Museum exhibit exploring the wide range of experiences of both Alaska native and pioneer women during the Alaska-Klondike gold rush era.
Yukon Indians and the Klondike Gold Rush - Examines the life and culture of the native Yukon people and how their lives were impacted by the Klondike Gold Rush.
dmoz.org /Society/History/By_Region/North_America/United_States/West/Gold_Rushes/Klondike   (244 words)

  
 The American Experience/Gold Fever/About the Program
Gold Fever tells the personal stories of a handful of city dwellers who, in January 1898, traveled to the Klondike determined to strike gold.
Gold Fever interweaves historic photos of prospectors, personal correspondence with families and friends, stories told by their descendants, and interviews with experts on the history of the Klondike gold rush.
Gold had been discovered up in Nome, Alaska, rekindling the hopes of those hanging on to the dream.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/gold/about.html   (744 words)

  
 The Ultimate Klondike Gold Rush Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Klondike Gold Rush was a frenzy of gold rush immigration to and gold prospecting in the Klondike near Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, Canada, after gold was discovered in the late 19th century.
The population in the Klondike in 1898 may have reached 40,000, threatening to cause a famine.
The gold rush remains an important event in the history of the city of Edmonton, which to this day celebrates Klondike Days, an annual summer fair with a Klondike gold rush theme.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Klondike_Gold_Rush   (906 words)

  
 GORP - Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska
When it was actually weighed, the gold amounted to more than two tons, but by then it didn't really matter; the stampede to the Klondike in northwestern Canada was underway, and the effects on Seattle would prove nothing short of astonishing.
The Seattle unit of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is located in the Union Trust Annex at 117 S. Main St., opposite Occidental Park and 1and1/2 blocks east of the waterfront.
The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Curatorial center is located in Skagway and is one of the largest repositories of Klondike Gold Rush material with over 250,000 items in storage.
gorp.away.com /gorp/resource/us_nhp/ak_klond.htm   (1178 words)

  
 Gold Fever!--Supplementary Resources
The National Park Service interprets the Klondike Gold Rush, including Seattle's role in the Klondike trade and the legacy of the Gold Rush, in their historic resource study, Hard Drive to the Klondike: Promoting Seattle During the Gold Rush.
Alaska Gold Rush was developed by the Alaska Rich Mining Project Committee to make archival, library and museum materials more accessible to users throughout the state and to assist teachers in using primary source materials in classrooms.
Golden Dreams: The Quest for the Klondike is a historical and photographic exhibit by the Washington State Historical Society that retraces the path to the Klondike gold fields through the lens of photographer, Asahel Curtis.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/55klondike/55lrnmore.htm   (552 words)

  
 Klondike - Rush for Gold
They knew there was gold in the gravel nearby but it had no value to them because it was too soft to make weapons or tools and no one they traded with valued it.
That was the beginning of Dawson City and the Klondike Gold Rush.
That was the end of the Klondike Gold Rush but not the end of Dawson City.
www.virtualmuseum.ca /Exhibitions/Klondike/English/Curriculum/gold_rush_story.html   (926 words)

  
 The Klondike Gold Rush - 1896
News of this claim precipitated the phenomenon of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Seeing the Klondike as glowing opportunity in what had been a bleak decade, over 100,000 men and women set out for the Yukon.
The 1996 $100 Gold Coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first major discovery of gold in the Klondike.
www.acpo.on.ca /claude/klondike/klondi-a.htm   (393 words)

  
 Klondike Gold Rush Book Recommendations
Gold Rush Women is a photo-rich compilation of the stories of twenty-five women.
Kate Carmack is reputed to have made the first gold discovery on the Klondike River; Ethel Berry mined gold along side her husband Clarence and became on of the first Northern gold rush millionaires.
The Chilkoot Trail was the main route that the "stampeders" used to reach the gold fields, and this volume provides a lively summary of beauty and dangers that were faced along the way.
www.mooseandbears.com /books   (1367 words)

  
 Klondike Gold Rush Yukon Territory 1897
The Klondike gold rush began in July of 1897 when two ships docked in San Francisco and Seattle carrying miners returning from the Yukon with bags of gold.
The easiest and more expensive route to the gold fields was by boat upstream from the mouth of the Yukon in western Alaska.
Then read about the huge bucket-line gold dredges that replaced the hand dug holes and signified the end of the "stampede".
www.questconnect.org /ak_klondike.htm   (693 words)

  
 Unique Facts about Canada: Klondike Gold Rush
The Klondike Gold Rush was a frenzy of gold rush immigration to and gold prospecting in the Klondike near Dawson City in the Yukon Territory, Canada, after gold was discovered in the late 19th century.
The gold rush remains an important event in the history of the city of Edmonton, which to this day celebrates Klondike Days, an annual summer fair with a Klondike gold rush theme.
Among the many to take part in the gold rush was writer Jack London, whose books White Fang and The Call of the Wild were influenced by his northern experiences, and adventurer "Swiftwater" Bill Gates.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /canadaweb/factfile/Unique-facts-Canada7.htm   (904 words)

  
 Klondike Trail Society
The Klondike Trail Society is a group of local residents who are interested in locating, mapping, and marking the first 250 miles of the Trail from Edmonton to Dawson City, Yukon.
The Trail was used during the 1897/1898 Klondike Gold Rush and was promoted by the Edmonton Bulletin, Edmonton merchants, and the Government of Canada, as an all Canadian route to the easy gold of the Yukon.
As people from many parts of the world were involved with this historic gold rush, we are sure there are many diaries, letters, pictures, and stories that may help us.
www.klondiketrail.ca   (481 words)

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