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Migration North to Alaska

The Alaska Gold Rush

In 1880 Joe Juneau discovered gold in the Silverbow Basin of Alaska. This discovery, and subsequent discoveries in the Klondike, Yukon region, and elsewhere prompted thousands to migrate to the territory hoping to strike it rich.

The National Park Service provides valuable information on the Alaska Gold Rush.The Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park and Klondike Gold Rush Seattle Unit National Historic Park also provide useful information.


The Documents

Over Chilkoot Pass During the Gold Rush in Alaska
National Archives and Records Administration
Donated Materials in the National Archives
Henry S. Wellcoms Collection
Print 986; Box 70

Klondike Outfits at Dyea, 1898,
Starting point for the trail to the Northern Gold Fields

National Archives and Records Administration
Donated Materials in the National Archives
D.L. Brainard's Picturesque Alaska
200(S)-BR-1-A5; Album Volume 1-A

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