Klondike Gold Rush, The: A Captivating Guide to the Major Migration of Gold Miners to Yukon and Its Impact on the History of Canada and the United States of America

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Did you know that the Klondike Gold Rush was the biggest and fastest movement of people in North American history?

From 1897 to 1898, over 100,000 men and women walked, rode, paddled, and sailed thousands of miles to the Klondike River area of the Canadian Yukon in search of gold.

Out of those 100,000 people, only about a quarter ever made it to the goldfields, and those who did mostly went home empty-handed. But for a very lucky, hard-working, and fortunate few, the goldfields of the Yukon meant fame and fortune beyond their wildest dreams.

In this audiobook by Captivating History, you will discover the truth about the famous Klondike Stampede.

Here’s just a small “nugget” of what you’ll discover:

  • The Klondike River area of the Yukon was the richest gold find in history to that date.
  • The first “strike” was made entirely by accident.
  • The first man to discover gold in the Klondike was a First Nations man named Skookum Jim, but his white brother-in-law filed the first claim because it was felt that a native claim would not be honored.
  • The Gold Rush began with a tale told in a bar.
  • Thousands of cheechakos or “tenderfeet” with no experience in the woods made their way to the Yukon.
  • Men were required to take one thousand pounds of gear into Canada, which meant hiking back and forth in stages, literally covering thousands of miles on what normally would have been a seven-hundred plus mile journey.
  • Thousands of horses and dogs were employed, and thousands were maltreated and killed due to men’s greed
  • Hundreds of women joined the rush, most of whom ended up in less than savory occupations.
  • Many of the First Nations people worked as packers and guides for the newcomers, earning more money than most miners ever found.

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  • Opening Credits

    Duración: 18s
  • Introduction

    Duración: 03min
  • Chapter 1 – Yukon Ho!

    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 2 – The Stampede

    Duración: 27min
  • Chapter 3 – Lakes, Rivers, and Rapids

    Duración: 10min
  • Chapter 4 – “Eureka!”

    Duración: 12min
  • Conclusion

    Duración: 01min
  • Ending Credits

    Duración: 26s