Digital Restoration – Klondike National Park


Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park


The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon in north-western Canada between 1896 and 1899. Gold was discovered there by local miners on August 16, 1896 and, when news reached Seattle and San Francisco the following year, it triggered a stampede of would-be prospectors. Some became wealthy, but the majority went in vain. The Klondike Gold Rush ended in 1899 after gold was discovered in Nome, Alaska prompting an exodus from the Klondike. It has been immortalized by photographs, books, films, and artifacts. Today, the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park commemorates the bravery of the stampeders who ventured north by protecting the trails, historic boomtowns and buildings of the Klondike Gold Rush era.

National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Candy Waugaman Collection, KLGO Library SS-126-8831

Letter to Canaan Media LLC. from Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Hi Sam, Tyler, & Dave-

I thought you might like to see the online gallery of photos from the Jeff Smith Parlor Museum here at the park in Skagway. I’m sure you’ll be quick to identify the wallcoverings that you worked so hard on. They look great. You all did a great job!

As you’ll see from the photos, it’s a strange exhibit. There’s a lot of kooky things in the building. What a fun project for all of us here at the park. The wallcoverings really bring that front room together.

If you’d like to share them, the photos are in the public domain. Please include a credit to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, National Park Service.

Hope you enjoy and that you’ll be able to see them in person one day.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

National Park Service

PO Box 517 Skagway, AK 99840