• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border on the trail

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

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An Early Slot Machine

August 09, 2013 Posted by: Kelly McCauley

Artifact conservation intern Kelly McCauley tells us about one of the early slot machines featured in Jeff. Smiths Parlor.

 

Did You Know?

Historic photo of horse mired in mud and snow

The White Pass Trail of Klondike Gold Rush NHP earned infamy as the "Dead Horse Trail." Over 3,000 horses died there as inexperienced gold seekers struggled to reach the Klondike. "The horses died like mosquitoes in the first frost, and from Skagway to Bennett they rotted in heaps." -Jack London