Friday, August 17, 2007

Klondike Gold Rush

It was on this day (August 17) in the year 1896 that prospectors found gold in the Bonanza Creek in the Yukon Territory, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush. The photograph above shows the mining community at Fort Yukon that quickly sprung up. the picture shows Haly's roadhouse in the center of the photograph.

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