• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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

INTRODUCTION
The Legacy of the Klondike Gold Rush

CHAPTER ONE
"By-and-By": The Early History of Seattle

CHAPTER TWO
Selling Seattle

CHAPTER THREE
Reaping the Profits of the Klondike Trade

CHAPTER FOUR
Building the City

CHAPTER FIVE
Interpreting the Klondike Gold Rush

CHAPTER SIX
Historic Resources in the Modern Era

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INDEX (omitted from on-line edition)

APPENDIX (omitted from on-line edition)

U.S. Statute Creating the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

  • Local Firms Involved with the Klondike Gold Rush and Still in Business Locally
  • Pioneer Square Historic District National Register Nomination (Established, 1970)
  • Pioneer Square Historic District National Register Nomination (Boundary Extension, 1978)
  • Pioneer Square Historic District National Register Nomination (Boundary Extension, 1987)
  • First Avenue Groups National Register Nomination
  • U.S. Assay Office National Register Nomination
  • Colman Building National Register Nomination
  • Grand Pacific Hotel National Register Nomination
  • Holyoke Building National Register Nomination
  • Globe Building National Register Nomination
  • Moore Theatre and Hotel National Register Nomination

Historical photos courtesy of University of Washington Special Collections; Dr. Terrence Cole (private); Museum of History and Industry (Seattle); University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Washington State Historical Society; Office of Urban Conservation (Seattle); and the Washington State Archives.

 
 
 

Did You Know?

Pioneer Square 1910

Seattle's work force grew from 3,500 in 1880 to over 237,000 by 1910. Textile manufacturing, domestic services, and transportation jobs contributed greatly to this increase.