• 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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Historic photo showing busy street scene with mud streets

At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, 150 businesses were established in Dyea, Alaska including 48 Hotels and 2 Hospitals. By 1903, Dyea's population was a mere 3. A visit to Dyea today reveals a thriving forest growing over the ghosts of those buildings. More...