- Keith Halliday
Episode 3 - Discovery Day
The day Rabbit Creek became Bonanza Creek, and mayhem ensued. Wait till word reaches Outside...
Yukon prospectors have got into a rhythm, with a thriving community at Forty Mile and growing numbers searching for gold all over the Klondike region. Follow the determined and remarkably unlucky prospecting adventures of Robert Henderson as he inches closer and closer to the big find, and his fateful encounter with George Carmack, Shaaw Tlaa, Keish and Kaa Goox on the bank of the Klondike River.
Listen to find out how the Yukon's "most casual prospector" ends up with Discovery claim on Bonanza Creek... and how Robert Henderson missed the chance of a lifetime.
Photo courtesy of the collection of W.D. Taylor, grandfather and great-grandfather of the narrators.
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
1897 Map of Alaska, Yukon Territory, and British Columbia, Showing The Goldfields And Main Routes