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August 1896:  Klondike Gold Rush Begins    116 years ago this week, the Klondike Gold Rush began after gold was discovered in northwest Canada.  Approximately 30,000 of the “stampede” of 100,000 people arrived at the Klondike region and only 4,000 actually found gold.

August Klondike Gold Rush Begins 116 years ago this week, the Klondike Gold Rush began after gold was discovered in northwest Canada. Approximately of the “stampede” of people arrived at the Klondike region and only actually found gold.

Chilkoot summit

Chilkoot summit

klondike gold rush | Chilkoot Trail ~ Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park ...

klondike gold rush | Chilkoot Trail ~ Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park ...

ALASKAN GOLD RUSH: Prospectors in Tent Settlement at Chilkoot Pass Thousands of prospectors pack their supplies in the Scales settlement and weigh station to scramble up the trails to Chilkoot Pass. One ton of supplies to last a year was required to make the trip to the gold fields of the Klondike.

Klondike gold rush: Prospectors in Tent Settlement at Chilkoot Pass Thousands of…

21 Photos Delivering The Visual History of the Klondike Gold Rush

21 Photos Delivering The Visual History of the Klondike Gold Rush

Kazimierz Nowak - Afryka , rower

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Klondike Gold Rush Monument - Skagway, Alaska | Photo by Ben Barrett

Klondike Gold Rush Monument - Skagway, Alaska | Photo by Ben Barrett

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Prospectors ascending the Chilkoot Pass in a long line

Transport dogs in Dawson, Klondike, c.1900 none of these dogs look "pure" bred. Bred for working abilities, not looks.

Transport dogs in Dawson, Klondike, none of these dogs look "pure" bred. Bred for working abilities, not looks.

San Francisco, July 1897. The steamship Excelsior leaves San Francisco on July 28, 1897, for the Klondike

San Francisco, July The steamship Excelsior leaves San Francisco on July for the Klondike

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Two female prospectors pull their sled of belongings through a boomtown on their way to plunder and kill in out of greed in the Klondike gold killing fields .Prospectors killing Prospector etc in the name of greed and avarice

Klondikers waiting in line for customs, Chilkoot Pass, Alaska,  ca. 1898. :: Eric A. Hegg Photographs of Alaska and Klondike

Klondikers waiting in line for customs, Chilkoot Pass, Alaska, ca. 1898. :: Eric A. Hegg Photographs of Alaska and Klondike

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Miners climbing the Chilkroot pass during the Klondike gold rush in Alaska.

The Alaska, Western Canada, and United States Collection is a digital library of historic photographs documenting the geographic area of Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon Territory, and British Columbia curated by the University of Washington Libraries. The collection features images of Oregon, Idaho, and areas of interest in Alaska and the Yukon Territory relating to the Gold Rush of 1898–1900. Included also are images of street scenes, and Inuit and Native Americans of the region.

Klondikers and supplies at The Scales, foot of Chilkoot Pass, 1897 :: Alaska, Western Canada and United States

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