• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • 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.

Environmental Factors

Environmental factors influence many of the things around us that we often take for granted including the weather, the climate, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the areas where we play, work, and live.

Which factors can we influence and if so what may be the consequences of those changes? On the following pages we look at several topics and how they affect all those who either live or visit the Northwest.


Weather and Climate of the Northwest

Seismic activity along the Cascadia Fault

Mining products and impacts of the Klondike

Impacts of 200,000 feet

Did You Know?

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The Spirit of Seattle has existed since the earliest days in Seattle's history.