Welcome to Gold Rush Week here at OPOD. We will look at those brake souls who left everything to pursue riches in the Gold Fields. Today's picture was taken in 1897, and shows a prospector camp in Dyea Canyon in Alaska on the Yukon.
As I look at these old pictures, I often ponder how mundane our lives have become. How exciting it must have been to live back in these days. Now, I think probably the most adventurous avocation would be to be a missionary. That would be the most like living in the times of the Old West or the Gold Rush.