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Gold Fever! The Klondike Gold Rush--Supplementary Resources


Gold Fever! Seattle Outfits the Klondike Gold Rush will help in understanding how Seattle exemplified the prosperity of the Klondike Gold Rush. The lesson plan provides insight into the impact the Klondike Gold Rush had on Seattle. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of materials.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Seattle Unit
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is a unit of the National Park System. The park's web page details the history of the park and visitation information. The site also offers a virtual museum that provides stories, maps, and photographs of the Gold Rush Era in Seattle.

Hard Drive to the Klondike:
Promoting Seattle During the Gold Rush

The National Park Service interprets the Klondike Gold Rush, including Seattle's role in the Klondike trade and the legacy of the Gold Rush, in their historic resource study, Hard Drive to the Klondike: Promoting Seattle During the Gold Rush.

National Register of Historic Places
The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places' on-line travel itinerary, "Seattle," provides information on places listed in the National Register for their association with the city's history, including the Pioneer Building and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Gold in Alaska: A Century of Mining History in Alaska's National Parks
Many of the Alaskan gold discoveries took place in areas that are today part of the National Park System. This online history book contains the histories of a sampling of park units that interpret their gold rush past.

Alaska's Gold
Alaska Gold Rush was developed by the Alaska Rich Mining Project Committee to make archival, library and museum materials more accessible to users throughout the state and to assist teachers in using primary source materials in classrooms. Alaska's Gold has two parts: Alaska's Gold Themes and Alaska's Gold Lode. Alaska's Gold Themes includes primary source materials enhanced with questions, suggested activities and a teacher's resources packet. Alaska's Gold Lode includes a larger selection of documents related to the project themes.

Golden Dreams: The Quest for the Klondike
Golden Dreams: The Quest for the Klondike is a historical and photographic exhibit by the Washington State Historical Society that retraces the path to the Klondike gold fields through the lens of photographer, Asahel Curtis.

Valdez Museum & Historical Archive
The Valdez Gold Rush pages provide a database to research information about gold rush participants. This site also features a time line, historic photographs, and a Gold Rush Links page to other sites and information about the Klondike and California gold rushes.

University of Washington Libraries' Digital Collections
For a wonderful collection of photographs of Seattle, Washington during the Klondike Gold Rush, visit the University of Washington Libraries' Digital Collections. The Seattle and the Alaska and Yukon collections will be of particular interest.

Stories from the Gold Rush
The National Postal Museum celebrates the Klondike/Alaskan Gold Rush centennial with two features that explore the last great gold rush of the 19th century and the role of the mail carriers who provided contact between those so far from home and the families they left behind.

Women in Alaska's History - Gold Rush
Think Quest Library examines the different women, from all walks of life, that joined the race for Klondike gold.

The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times web page provides unique insight in their Klondike Special Report where a reporter travels north by ferry, foot, and kayak on a Klondike adventure with his historical "companion," Mont Hawthorne, who made the trip in 1897-98. Included on the site is an article titled The Day Seattle's Ship Came In, and letters and journals chronicling the stampeders experience.

 

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