Sunday, July 17, 2022

Klondike Gold Rush 125 -- July 17, 2022

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 22-July-1897

125 years ago today, on 17-July-1897, prospectors returned from the Klondike to Seattle. They had a load of gold. This triggered a rush. People were willing to take any kind of a ship to Alaska. Many of the ships were worn out or not suitable and sank. Among the people who rushed north was Jack London.

Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush is my favorite movie about the Klondike Gold Rush.

Clarence Brown's The Trail of '98 was the most epic movie about the Klondike Gold Rush.

One of Jack London's most popular novels set in the Klondike Gold Rush, The Call of the Wild, has been made into at least five motion pictures and one television series.  People love dog stories.

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