To Build a Fire: Research: Gather Facts

“To Build a Fire” takes place in the Yukon. Use online sources to find out more about the first large settlement in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. List each fact you discover. Include a link to the source of each fact you collect. Divide your facts into categories, for example, the type of people who went there, or how people traveled to the gold fields.

https://pier21.ca/research/immigration-history/the-gold-rush-in-british-columbia-and-the-yukon

Types of people:
-Mostly Americans with backgrounds of farmers, merchants, and experienced miners

 

http://www.historynet.com/klondike-gold-rush

Travel:-The two most heavily traveled routes were Skagway and the next town over called Dyea

 

https://study.com/academy/lesson/alaskan-gold-rush-facts-history-timeline.html

History:
-The largest Gold strike in Canadian history
-Drew in over 100,000 miners
-Over $1 Billion of gold dug up
-With 30,000 miners only around 4,000 miners found gold

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