Klondike: The Rush for Gold

Creator(s): Dawson City Museum

In the summer of 1897, two ocean going steamers landed on the West coast of the United States. Down the gangplank of these two ships went a rag-tag group of men and women carrying sacks of gold. Some walked down the docks with $5,000 worth of gold, while others had over $10,000 worth. The miners told of the rich claims they had staked one year earlier in a series of small creeks flowing into the Klondike River. The ensuing Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898 was the greatest gold rush in all of history and was said to be "the last great adventure." The Dawson City Museum presents a glimpse of the journey to the harsh north country of Alaska and Yukon. Do you have what it takes to make it to the Klondike? Become a virtual stampeder! Take the challenge and strike it rich or lose it all. Good luck!

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