Category: Gold Rush museums

Gold Rush museums

Major Gold Rush Era museums in Canada

The Dawson City and the Yukon Territory were both formed in 1896 and 1898 respectively. This clearly shows the number of people that came to the region of Yukon during the era. It is one of the largest migrations of the people within a North America. About 100,000 thousand people fled from different parts of Canada and the USA to find gold in the region. This is also a fact that only a few succeeded in their attempts and the majority failed miserably. The Chilkoot Pass is very famous as it witnessed this migration and there are many photos which can be found online about the incident. The mining though started long before the end of the 1800s but grabbed attention in 1896. There are still many museums in Canada which show this current age that what was the gold rush era like. (more…)