< Gold Rushes
Klondike Gold Rush
In 1896 three people headed for the mouth of the Klondike river to meet up with two others
who were fishing. The group ran into another man who had found gold on the Indian River.
This got them interested and they began looking for gold and eventually made a discovery on
Bonanza Creek. News of the find reached the US in 1897 and by 1898 the population of the Klondike
reached levels that almost caused a famine. No mater what route a prospecter chose to take
to Dawson City it was a tough trip.