Klondike Gold Rush: An American Story

A frenzied race for gold spelled disaster for many

Newspapers fed the frenzy of Klondike gold rush fever in July 1897.
The steam ship Excelsior left San Francisco for Skagway on July 28, 1897..
The gold seekers had to cross these mountains to get to the Yukon. Photo: Nancy Peckenham
Once the stampeders got their supplies on shore, the goods had to be carried to the Yukon.
This group used a dog sled team to move their supplies over the trail.
Skagway is a tourist attraction today.
A replica of a Skagway saloon at the height of the gold rush.
The avalanche buried a line of trekkers like this one that was trying to go over Chilkoot Pass.
Rest in peace.

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