What do you need to rush for gold?
When news of the Klondike Gold Rush hit the nation's newspapers in 1897, about 70,000 stampeders rushed to Seattle to catch ships going north to Canada via Alaska. They bought their supplies here and supported the city's hotels, saloons, and gambling dens. Seattle boomed.
Between July 1897 and March 1898, Seattle's merchants recorded $25 million in sales, up from only $325,000 in all of 1896. This was where the Gold Rush created wealth.
Only a handful of stampeders returned richer than when
they had left home; most were destitute.
Erected by Trail2Treasure.org.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 47° 36.091′ N, 122° 20.059′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on South 1st Avenue south of Yesler Way, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 South 1st Avenue, Seattle WA 98104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.