• 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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Museum exhibit at Klondike Gold Rush NHP showing a year's supply of food in bags, barrels and crates, a gold pan sits on top of the pile

The Canadian government required those going to the Klondike gold fields to bring a year's supply of food with them to avoid starvation during the long Yukon winter. Some of the recommended supplies included 400 pounds of flour, 200 pounds of bacon, and 100 pounds of beans! More...