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Near Grand Forks in Unorganized, Yukon — The Northern Territories (North America)
 

Discovery Claim

Concession de la Découverte

 
 
Discovery Claim Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2010
1. Discovery Claim Marker
Inscription.  [English:]
The names Robert Henderson, Skookum Jim, Tagish Charlie and George Carmack are inextricably linked to the discovery of gold on Bonanza Creek. Henderson was first to systematically explore the gold bearing potential of the region, only to have the major find elude him. Then on 17 August 1896 Jim struck gold, and with his companions Charlie and Carmack staked the first claims. A few day later at Forty Mile, Carmack in his own name registered the Discovery Claim where this monument stands. Within days Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks had been staked and when news reached the outside the Klondike Gold Rush was on.

[French:]
Robert Henderson, Skookum Jim, Tagish Charlie et George Carmack sont intimement liés à la découverte de l’or dans le ruisseau Bonanza. Henderson fut la premier à explorer systématiquement le potentiel de la région, mais la découverte principale lui échappa. Le 17 âout 1896, Jim découvrit de l’or et jalonna averc ses compagnons Charlie et Carmack les quatre premières consessions; à Forty Mile, Carmack enregistra a son nom la concession de la découverte où’ sélève ce monument. En quelques jours, les consessions

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des ruisseaux Bonanza et Eldorado furent jalonnées. Ce fut le départ de la ruée vers l’or du Klondike.
 
Erected 1962 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/ Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceNatural ResourcesNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 63° 56.142′ N, 139° 19.652′ W. Marker is near Grand Forks, Yukon, in Unorganized. Marker is on Bonanza Creek Road. The Discovery Claim is located 14.8 km/9.3 miles up Bonanza Creek Road from the intersection with the Klondike Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Forks YT Y0B 1G0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Service's Cabin / La cabane de Robert Service (approx. 14.3 kilometers away); N.W.M.P. Commanding Officer’s Quarters (approx. 14.4 kilometers away); Dr. Brown’s Residence (approx. 14.6 kilometers away); St. Andrew’s Church and Manse (approx. 14.6 kilometers away); Macaulay’s Residence (approx.
Bonaza Creek, upstream from the discovery site. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2010
2. Bonaza Creek, upstream from the discovery site.
14.7 kilometers away); 3rd Avenue Complex (approx. 14.8 kilometers away); Yukon Hotel (approx. 14.8 kilometers away); Billy Bigg’s Blacksmith Shop (approx. 14.8 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Klondike Gold Rush: Yukon Territory 1897. (Submitted on July 18, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Klondike Gold Rush - Wikipwdia. (Submitted on July 18, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Klondike Gold Rush, gold mining
 
Bonaza Creek, downstream from the discovery site. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2010
3. Bonaza Creek, downstream from the discovery site.
Trying one's luck. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 5, 2010
4. Trying one's luck.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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