Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Klondike Gold Rush

Fifty years after the California gold rush, another gold rush started.  On 16 August 1896, Keish Skookum Jim Mason, found placer deposits in Bonanza Creek in the Yukon.  Shortly thereafter, the rush was on.  A deep recession and related bank failures had plagued residents ‘down below’ and news of the find couldn’t have come at a better time.

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