Klondike Gold Rush
Caitlin C, Cale A, Sicilia H, Mikayla B
Conditions in the Klondike
Mining was slow, due to the harsh mountain terrain, and very cold weather. Miners had a very difficult time digging through the permafrost (A.K.A. frozen soil). Many of the prospectors had to prepare for these conditions by packing a years supply of food before they traveled to the gold, because of this many had to leave empty handed or else they would starve.
Throughout this booming time a central city was formed. Dawson city, founded at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon River.
In 1899 gold territories developed a railroad system that would travel from Skyway, Alaska to Calrcross, Yukon.