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History Day at Special Collections: Topic: Klondike Gold Rush

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Background Information

The Klondike Gold Rush took off in 1898 following the 1896 discovery of Gold in the Klondike by local miners. The stampede for Alaska helped Seattle grow enormously and was a major boon for the young town's economy. Many well-known Seattle business got their start supplying and outfitting hopeful miners. This is a popular topic for themes of exploration and expedition.

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