• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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    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.

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?

Crowd at seattle docks

Over 5000 people greeted the Steamer Portland upon her first arrival in Seattle with 68 miners from the Klondike.