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Skagway and the Yukon Gold Rush Railway: Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 5
|July 30, 2015||Posted by TravelKinds.Com under General||
From time immemorial Canada’s Yukon Territory had been a way-beyond-beyond backwater, home to some 5,000 indigenous peoples subjected to the rigours of Arctic weather.
Then on August 16, 1896, American prospector George Carmack, his indigenous Tagish brother-in-law Shookum Jim Keish and his nephew Kaa Goox, better known as Dawson Charlie, found gold in Rabbit Creek, a tributary of the Klondike River. It was quickly rechristened Bonanza Creek.
Skagway, sea gateway for Klondike gold rush
On July 15, 1897, a ship with prospectors and their bonanza tied up in San Francisco. Two days later a second vessel did likewise in Seattle. Almost read more >>>
Source : HuffingtonPost.Com