Dyea Valley, Alaska, c. 1897.

     Finding your fortune in Alaska required planning, money, stamina and luck. Travelers were at the mercy of the weather, the wilderness and sometimes from their own traveling companions.

     Let's explore the difficulties the gold-seekers faced getting to the gold, let alone finding it. We will piece together stories using diaries, newspapers, maps, photographs and objects people used during their journey.

     If you were coming to Alaska to find gold, what questions would you have?

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What do I need for a trip to the gold fields? I Which way to the gold? I What will it be like on the way?
Homepage I Alaska's Gold Lode I The Discovery of Gold I Traveling to the Gold Fields
Gold Mining I Daily Life Our Legacy I The Edgren Saga I Gold Rush Stories
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Alaska's Gold was developed through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission by the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, the Alaska Dept. of Education and Early Development.  1999.  All rights reserved.   Alaska Gold Themes written by Cristine Crooks, Alaska Consultants in Education.  Alaska's Gold Themes website developed by WEBDesign.