Jenny H.

Whitehorse, Yukon

Yukon/Stikine Regional Heritage Fair

The Klondike Gold Rush

A brief history of life and the work needed to get up to the Klondike. Includes two famous names and short paragraphs about them.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

How much work was needed to get up to the area of the gold rush. I found it interesting how much they needed to survive up there. Mining wasn't all that easy also and that was pretty cool.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that we can thank the Klondike gold rush for the population nowadays in the Yukon. A lot of people came and stayed which increased the numbers by a lot. If it wasn't for the Klondike gold rush, the Yukon would be almost deserted.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Today we don't have to walk to the river and heat up our water on the wood stove just to have a bath. Today gambling and prostitution are a lot less common in the Yukon. And it dosen't take two months to get a letter.