Author: Daniel Fox


During the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s, thousands of people rushed madly to the Klondike Gold Fields in the Yukon Territory of Canada in search of gold. 

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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

– Preserving Skagway’s Colorful History – Visitor Center and Museum Open Daily 8:30 am to 5:30 pm The national park visitor center is located in the restored 1898 railroad depot at 2nd & Broadway with free admission and activities for all ages. Want to learn more about history’s greatest gold rush? Stop by for “Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike” a 25 minute film that tells the story of how Skagway earned the title “Gateway to the Klondike.” This film plays every day on the hour except during the 10 a.m. Ranger Programs. Ranger presentations bring the events of 1898 to life through storytelling, photographs, and scenic footage.  Visit newly installed interactive exhibits showcasing gold rush era characters. Visitors can smell sourdough and eulachon oil, step into a muddy boot print, and “raft” the Yukon River. Ask about upcoming special events including guest speakers and performing artists. Skagway Historic District Walking Tours Monday-Friday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. Weekends at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Join a free, ranger-led walking tour of Skagway. Space is limited. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis on the day of the tour at the visitor center or you can reserve advance tickets on or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Each tour offers a different glimpse into Skagway’s rich past. Tours last 45 minutes...

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Klondike Gold Discovery Came in a Dream – Tlingit Storyteller

I don’t know how authentic this story is. It was told to my brother and me years ago by my mother. The story is about the two Tlingit Indians who found the gold that started the stampede that was later known as the Klondike Gold Rush. It’s not the story of the gold rush itself, but events leading to the discovery of gold.

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