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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.