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“Ton of Gold”

Historical Point of Interest

 
 
"Ton of Gold" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
1. "Ton of Gold" Marker
Inscription. The famous “Ton of Gold” that started the Alaska Gold Rush was unloaded here in 1897. The SS Portland landed the valuable cargo at this pier then known as Scwabacher Dock.

Ereceted National Maritime Day 1957
 
Erected 1957.
 
Location. 47° 36.415′ N, 122° 20.499′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker can be reached from Akaskan Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Alaskan Way, Seattle WA 98101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Visit of President Theodore Roosevelt’s “Great White Fleet” (a few steps from this marker); ‘Miike Maru’ (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterfront History (within shouting distance of this marker); "This Market Is Yours" (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Avenue (about 700 feet away); The Brooklyn Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Everett G. DuPen (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to The Public Market (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
Also see . . .  Historylink.org - Klondike Gold Rush. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
"Ton of Gold" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 13, 2011
2. "Ton of Gold" Marker

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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