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Klondike Gold Rush Timeline

This is a project for a history assignment.
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Siyi Yan

on 27 February 2013

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Transcript of Klondike Gold Rush Timeline

Klondike Gold Rush On August 16, gold was located in Klondike, Yukon. Which person discovered it remains a mystery. However, it was found by the group George Carmack, his wife Kate Carmack along with her brother Jim Skookum, and their nephew Dawson Charlie while they were traveling south of the Klondike River. By: Siyi, Nishanth, Joshua & Stephen H 1896 - The Beginning 1899 On August 17, they staked their claimed on Bonanza Creek/Rabbit Creek since gold was found there first. On August 31, Antoine Stander discovered more gold in the Eldorado Creek. On September, Bonanza Creek/Rabbit Creek is completely staked and a large amount of claims have already made people rich. 1897 - The Rush Begins! During Spring, the population in Dawson City increases to 1,500 because of gold. During Summer, the population in Dawson City increases to 3,500. On July 14, a steam ship named "The Excelsior" arrives in San Francisco with half of a million dollars worth of gold. Stories of the gold rush has already gotten into U.S.A. On July 17, a steam ship docked in Seattle and unloaded about a million dollars worth of gold. On October, the Klondike Gold Rush is major news that Seattle newspapers wrote eight pages about it and sent it across America. During Autumn - A staked claim at Cheechako Hill results about a half million dollars. 1898 - Gold Rush!! On April, due to extreme weather conditions, an avalanche kills more than 60 people on the Chilkoot Trail. During Spring, the population spikes up to 30,000 people in the Yukon all because of the gold. On May 29, around 7,000 boats start going to the frozen Dawson River in search of more gold and a new jackpot. On June 13, Yukon is finally made a Territory. During Summer, a group of 200 soldiers travel to Yukon to maintain peace between the gold miners. 1899 - Gold Rush Ends On April 26, 1899, a saloon was caught on fire. Sadly, this happened during a strike by the newly formed fire brigade. Due to this accident, most of the major landmarks of Darwin City were burned to the ground. A total of 117 buildings were destroyed. The cost of everything was around a million dollars. This was the worst fire that had occurred. During Summer, gold is discovered once again on the shores of Dome, Alaska. As the Klondike Gold Rush ends, people are deporting for the new Gold Rush. 1900 - Gold Rush Epilogue Over 22 million dollars worth of gold is pulled out of the creeks near the end of the Gold Rush. $2.5 million was pulled out in 1897 and $10 million in 1898. The White Pass and Yukon Route railroad is built in two years. It ranges from the Skagway Trail to White Hose.
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