• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border in the snow

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

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Historic photograph of three men seated in front of two standing men

Stampeders posing for a photo in Dawson City, Yukon Territory Canada

Photo courtesy of the Candy Waugaman Collection

The story of the Klondike Gold Rush is a complex weave of many human stories. Select a category from the left navigation to learn more about the people of the Klondike Gold Rush.

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Watch painted on a mountain

The Pioneer Jewelry Store opened in August of 1897 in a tent and can today be seen as Kirmse's Jewelry & Curio store. Kirmse's watchface painted on the east mountain face is a surviving gold-rush era advertisement for this store and bridges Skagway's history from gold rush to major cruise port. More...