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The Canada Yukon is a territory in northwest Canada.  It is wild, mountainous and sparsely populated. It’s known for dog sledding, hiking, salmon fishing and other outdoor pursuits.

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The Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike Gold Rush The Klondike Gold Rush is, without a doubt, one of the most famous events in Canadian history. This brief but exhilarating period saw thousands of men and women from all over the world flock to the Yukon goldfields in search of fortune and adventure. It spawned outrageous villains
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Thunderbird- A Canadian Legend

Thunderbird A Canadian Legend On the eastern shore of Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, at a place known as Brockton Point, stands a cluster of ten totem poles carved and painted by First Nations artists. One of these carvings- a striking replica of a Kwakwaka'wakw longhouse post- stands in conspicuous prominence.

Klondike Gold Rush – Part 6: Dawson City

Back to The Klondike Gold Rush.By autumn 1897, the Klondike Gold Rush was in full swing. Throughout the fall of 1897 and the winter and spring of 1898, thousands of Stampeders (as Klondike gold seekers were known) converged on Dawson City and the Klondike from many different directions. Some took
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Klondike Gold Rush- Part 5: Dawson Trails

Back to The Klondike Gold Rush.In the summer of 1897, the steamboats Excelsior and Portland arrived in San Francisco and Seattle, respectively, bringing news of the Klondike Gold Rush to the Outside world. The news spread like wildfire throughout the west coast. Almost immediately, thousands of would-be prospectors from all
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Klondike Gold Rush- Part 4: The Stampede

Back to The Klondike Gold Rush. In the summer of 1896, gold was discovered in the Klondike region of what is now Canada's Yukon territory. When word of the find spread up and down the Yukon River, prospectors from all over the Canadian and American north abandoned their shacks for the
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Klondike Gold Rush- Part 3: The Advent

Back to The Klondike Gold Rush.On August 16, 1896, George Carmack, Keish "Skookum" Jim Mason, and "Tagish" Charlie Dawson discovered a golden bonanza on Rabbit Creek, a tiny tributary of the Klondike River. Ever since that day, Rabbit Creek has borne the name Bonanza Creek. Without telling fellow prospector Robert
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Klondike Gold Rush- Part 1: Background

Back to The Klondike Gold Rush.When I was growing up, my favorite poem, hands down, was The Cremation of Sam McGee, by Robert Service. If you've never had the pleasure of acquainting yourself with this fantastic poem or the man who wrote it, please allow me to fill you in. Robert William
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