Yukon/klondike Gold rush images
by: Jack L. McSherry, III
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Crossing the Mountains, about 26 miles from the Dyea trail
head the stampeder would arrive at the tent city of Lindeman City. Here
many would build boats and sail down the rapids, through the lake system
to the Yukon River.
(Building boats at Lake Lindeman)
(Church at Lake Bennett)
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Many of the stampeders would continue with their ton of
goods over land to Lake Bennett, about 33 miles from the Dyea trail head.
This was considered the end of the Chilkoot Trail. Here they would build
boats and sail down the Yukon River to Dawson City.
(White Horse Rapids)
The most dangerous area on the trip down the Yukon River
was the White Horse Rapids. Many stampeders lost everything as their boats
smashed on the rocks.
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