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Updated: 1/28/2021
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  • In 1896, prospectors in Yukon Territory fished a thumb-sized nugget of gold out of Rabbit Creek.
  • The find triggered a human tsunami not seen since the days of the California Gold rush. Across the U.S, tens of thousands abandoned their homes to take their chance in the northern wilderness.
  • Across the U.S, tens of thousands abandoned their homes to take their chance in the northern wilderness
  • The stampeders could buy almost nothing along the way to Klondike. The little food they brought with them ran out quickly which left them to starve
  • Between 1897 and 1904, stampeders are estimated to have taken out more than $100 million in gold.