Carcross, Yukon Territory — The Canadian 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.
Location. 60° 9.896′ N, 134° 42.324′ W. Marker is in Carcross, Yukon Territory. Marker is at the intersection of Tagish Ave and Dawson Charlie Street, on the right when traveling east on Tagish Ave. Touch for map. marker is in the park area north of the railroad depot at Caribou Crossing. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1152 Tagish Ave, Whitehorse, Carcross, Yukon Territory YT Y1A 5Y9, Canada.
Other nearby markers. 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
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 87 times this year. This page 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 Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.