Incredible images from 1890s capture life for prospectors chasing Yukon gold


By Mollie Cahillane
Daily Mail, London
Monday, October 2, 2017

Incredible images from the end of the 1800s have helped capture what life was like for prospectors chasing the Klondike gold rush in the late 19th century.

Pictures show hundreds of prospectors lining up to pass through the Chilcot Pass in Alaska on their way to the Yukon in Canada, while others show some of the camps set up by the hopeful gold hunters on their way to their destinations.

In another photo, a group of men can be seen pushing their supplies along the river in a canoe, while a further image shows notorious gangster and racketeer Jefferson "Soapy" Smith enjoying a drink at a saloon shortly before he was killed. ...

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