Alaska gold rush and its impact on a variety of genealogical US


Much has been said about the gold rush as a whole and its likely impact on the genealogy and census of a particular locality. Nothing new. In some cases, the discovery of gold and other precious metals, such as high-grade titanium, iron, and things like that, in a particular region caused the outcome of land.

More than a hundred years ago, August 17, 1896, American George Carmack and his friends Tagish First Nation Dawson Charlie and Skokum Jim arrived on a small tributary of the Yukon River, called Rabbit Creek in search of gold. According to legend, Carmack dreamed of salmon with sparkling eyes gold in the blue-green water, and was sent to the creek where he and his two companions discovered huge amounts of gold.

Klondike Gold Rush, which is also called the Yukon Gold Rush, Alaska Gold Rush or the "Last Great Gold Rush", – one of the greatest events in history. The last great gold rush took place between 1896 and 1899 in the Klondike region of the Yukon in northwestern Canada. According to a reliable source, gold was discovered in the region August 16, 1896, and as soon as the news spread through the United States, many searchers headed to the region. The journey was not easy at all, because for many it was hard to go on and died on the middle of the road. It is estimated that 100,000 searchers, including people from Seattle and San Francisco, have made migration, of which only 30 000 of profit and 4000 found gold. Gold rush came to an end in 1899 after it was discovered in Nome gold that caused search engines stamped with Klondike. Vibrant information and other information about the event can be obtained from various sources, including reliable books, photos and movies. People encountered obstacles that are created by nature and man.

"Neither the law nor the order is not dominated by honest persons are not protected by a gang of scoundrels, who were engaged in their shameful trade." – wrote mounted policeman Sam Steele, describing the scene at the insidious transition Chylkot. "Probably right, murder, robbery and petty theft – usually with a & # 39; reality."

The blow was enough suras & # 39; serious. Mass urbanization has led to a gap in a large scale. To accommodate these migrant rise buildings along the route, and in their late Dawson city was founded on the confluence of the Klondike River and the Yukon. According to the census of 1896, there were only 500 people in this part of the world. By the summer of 1898 the population cautiously jumped to a massive 30 000 hastily built city had defects including poor sanitation, klavstrafobnuyu atmosphere and suffered from fires, epidemics and more. However, the search engines will never appear, rather, they squander money on gambling and walking. Folk Han residents, on the contrary, affected by haste and thus become victims of strymgalovaga crush.

In the summer of 1899 came the news that gold was discovered in Nome in western Alaska, and many search engines have left for a new destination. Another gold rupture occurred until 1903. Dawson city lost its splendor and, accordingly, was in decline.