Episode 1 - The Beginning
Updated: Jun 1, 2020
Welcome to the History of the Klondike Gold Rush podcast, a biweekly series telling the dramatic story of the men and women who lived the greatest gold stampede of all time.
This episode starts with Alaska and the Yukon before thousands of Sourdoughs and Cheechakoes, and a few tons of gold, catapulted the Chilkoot Trail and the Klondike onto front pages around the world.
"The news that the telegraph is bringing the past few days of wonderful things of Klondike, in the land of the midnight sun, has opened the flood-gates and a stream of humanity is pouring through Seattle an on to the golden Mecca of the north." - Seattle newspaper, recorded by Tappan Adney
Sources & reading (some are out of print)
The Klondike Stampede by Tappan Adney
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Prelude to Bonanza by Allen Wright
Early Days on the Yukon by William Ogilvie