Friday, June 13, 2008

Gold Rush

This photograph was taken in about 1897, and shows prospectors in the Yukon Gold Rush. It was also known as the "Klondike Gold Rush", and occurred near Dawson City. A few people got very rich, but, most lost everything. I think the people selling picks, shovels, and supplies to the prospectors probably did pretty well.

2 comments:

  1. Great picture !I would love to go prospecting one day .

    -Rob,

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  2. Levi Strauss got his start selling pants to the prospectors. Don't know about the guys selling picks and shovels.

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