Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park was established to commemorate the great stampede that caught the attention of the world, and transformed the demographics, culture and environment of Alaska and the Yukon. The event was not one single human drama, but hundreds of thousands of stories of the stampeders who made their way to the Klondike, leaving a trail of boom towns and history behind. Select from the navigation on the left to learn more about the fascinating stories of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Did You Know?
The Gold Rush provided new opportunities. Harriet “Ma” Pullen, who arrived in Skagway with just $7 in her pockets, became one of Skagway’s prominent citizens, owning land in Dyea and running an elegant hotel in Skagway.