Willi von Weitem
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Packtrain in Box Canyon Skagway Trail. White Pass leads from Skagway, Alaska through the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains to the lakes at the headwaters of the Yukon River. This was one of the routes used by prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush. Creation Date: ca. 1899. Courtesy: Washington State Historical Society (WSHS), Tacoma, WA (USA).
The Thirty Mile River
Yukon - thirtymile. Hootalinqua junction at Carmacks with Lewis River. At its peak in 1898, the Klondike Gold Rush saw more than 30,000 gold seekers, in at least 7,000 boats, travel the Thirty Mile sailing from Lake Bennett to the goldfields. Although Hootalinqua already existed as a stopping place for Teslin River miners, both it and Lower Laberge became very important during and after the gold rush.