Hello! I am Chris and this is my family. I work at a mine.
Hey! There was a discovery of gold in Washington.
Clara, are you ready to go to Washington?
My name is Chris and I am 33 years old. Next to me is my wife Carina and my daughter Clara. We are very poor and I work in a very small coal mine in Minnesota.
Look at all of this gold. This job is already going way better.
Yesterday, a modern promoter came to the coal mine I was working at and they handed out brochures. I heard that there were better opportunities due to the Alaska-Yukon-Klondike Gold Rush. To add to this, there was a lot of free land!
Look at this new invention, the mining locomotive. I even get to conduct it!
Along with my wife, we decided that it was best to immigrate to Washington for a better life. The next day, we packed and left on the Great Northern Railroad to get to our new home. I was going to work in their gold mines.
When we finally arrived in Washington, we settled in and I went to find the gold mine I was gonna start working at.
The gold mine in Washington was way better than the mini coal mine I worked at in Minnesota. One reason was because they invented a steam locomotive to move around the mineral ores that we mined throughout the day. It made work seem more like a breeze.
One of the biggest changes that has happened was the change in water transportation and systems. The minerals and gold that we mine are now able to be transported to other places via bodies of water!