Migration North to Alaska, The Alaska Gold Rush
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.