Chilkoot Trail Bridge Out
A bridge, south of Canyon City 6 1/2 miles from the Chilkoot US trail head has collapsed under heavy snow load and is out until further notice. Hikers should be prepared to wade through a boggy section, and water may be knee or wa
Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans:
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is featured in the Teaching with Historic Places lesson plan, Skagway: Gateway to the Klondike. Join the stampede for gold when over 100,000 prospectors set out for the Klondike at http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/75skagway/75skagway.htm
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Seattle Unit is featured in the Teaching with Historic Places lesson plan, Gold Fever! Seattle Outfits the Klondike Gold Rush. Examine how the discovery of gold in Canada's remote Klondike region touched off the last great gold rush, creating an economic boom that changed the city of Seattle forever by visiting http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/55klondike/55klondike.htm
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Seattle Unit is featured in Seattle: A National Register Travel Itinerary. Explore the last great gold rush at Klondike and the city of Seattle by visiting http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/seattle/
Alaska's Gold - Alaska' Gold, developed by the Alaska Rich Mining Project Committee, makes archival, library and museum materials more accessible to users throughout the state and to assist teachers in using primary source materials in classrooms
Did You Know?
The Chilkoot Trail was an important trade route connecting the Tlingits with interior First Nation peoples long before the Klondike Gold Rush. Dyea or Deiyaa (Tlingit for "to pack") was a small Native settlement used as a fishing camp and staging area for trade expeditions to and from the interior.