Carcross, Yukon — The Northern Territories
James “Skookum” Jim Mason
(Kesh) 1860 - 1916
— The Beginning of the Yukon gold Rush —
Erected 2000 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 this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 60° 9.896′ N, 134° 42.324′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1152 Tagish Ave, Whitehorse, Carcross YT YT Y1A 5Y9, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White Pass & Yukon Route (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named White Pass & Yukon Route (about 120 meters away); Carcross during World War II (about 150 meters away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for the Klondike Gold Rush. “To reach the gold fields most took the route through the ports of Dyea and Skagway in Southeast Alaska. Here, the Klondikers could follow either the Chilkoot or the White Pass trails to the Yukon River and sail down to the Klondike. Each of them was required to bring a year's supply of food by the Canadian authorities in order to prevent starvation. In all, their equipment weighed close to a ton, which for most had to be carried in stages by themselves. ” (Submitted on August 13, 2016.)
Additional keywords. Yukon Gold Rush
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 720 times since then and 56 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week August 14, 2016. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. 6. submitted on August 13, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.