Closed May 1
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will be closing early May 1, 2014. The visitor center will be closed from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm and will not be opened for First Thursday evening activities.
Do you need help writing your report on Seattle or the Klondike Gold Rush? Are you doing a History Day project on the gold rush? These are some of the web-based resources our staff has found useful for their programs, photographs, and displays.
These are just a few of the many available on the internet. Using various search engines should find additional internet sites not listed here.
U.S. National Postal Museum http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/gold/discovery.html
Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Site of Canada http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/yt/dawson/index_e.asp
The Yukon Photgraphers of the Gold Rush Era http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Goldrushphoto/02english/02intro.html
Did You Know?
The Klondike Gold Rush has been described as "one of the weirdest and most useless movements in history. Over 70,000 people each wasted something like $1000 in a fruitless search for riches".