• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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HARD DRIVE TO THE KLONDIKE: PROMOTING SEATTLE DURING THE GOLD RUSH Historic Resource Study for Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank the following individuals who reviewed this work for the National Park Service: Edwin C. Bearss, Marc Blackburn, Betsy Duncan-Clark, Gretchen Luxenberg, and Frank Norris. Terrence Cole of the Department of History at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks reviewed the manuscript as well, and he provided illustrations and research materials. Richard Engeman of the Special Collections Division at the University of Washington; Lorraine McConaghy of the Museum of History and Industry, Seattle; and Robert Weaver of Hart-Crowser, Inc., Seattle also provided research materials and valuable suggestions.

Additional repositories consulted included the following: Alaska and Polar Regions Archives, Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Bellingham Public Library; British Library, London; Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Library, Seattle; Jefferson County Historical Society Museum, Port Townsend; Oregon History Center, Portland; Seattle City Archives; Seattle Department of Construction and Land Use; Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Office of Urban Conservation; Seattle Public Library; Tacoma Public Library; Vancouver City Archives, British Columbia; Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch; and the Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma. We are grateful to their staffs for their time and attention.

Lastly, we appreciated the efforts of Carol Conrad, Linda Naoi Goetz, and Beverly Hawkins of Historical Research Associates, Inc. in assisting with the formatting and layout of the text and images.

Lisa Mighetto
Marcia Babcock Montgomery
Seattle, 1998

This internet version of the Hard Drive to the Klondike Resource Guide was producted by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Education Coordinator Tim Karle in July 2007.


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Dance Hall

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