• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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Spirit Trickey leaves as Chief of Interpretation

Spirit Trickey at Little Rock High School

Spirit Trickey with group at Little Rock High School

NPS Photo

Spirit Trickey, started in October 2012, as the Chief of Interpretation for Klondike Gold Rush NHP’s Seattle Unit. Spirit, had been enthusiastic about working here and, "learning about the people who struggled and triumphed during the gold rush.” In March 2014, realizing her daily work load was limiting her personal projects, decided to quit to pursue them full time.

Spirit had begun working in 2002, as a seasonal at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. She later moved from seasonal park guide to a full time interpretive ranger and eventually was named as the acting Chief of Interpretation.

Spirit was awarded the Freeman Tilden award in 2010 for project establishing the park’s Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). The purpose of the YLA is to train young leaders at the historic site and to promote volunteerism, nonviolence, youth empowerment and stewardship for the National Park Service.

Commenting about her career, “I have made meaningful friendships while learning about our interconnected American histories,” she said. “I will miss my park family."

Did You Know?

Did You Know? 3000 pack animals died on the White Pass Trail

Over 3000 pack animals perished during the winter of 1897-98 on the White Pass Trail between Skagway and the Canadian border.