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Skagway: Gateway to the Klondike

examines the impact of the Klondike Gold Rush on the development of Skagway, Alaska. This lesson allows students to trace the development of Skagway from a homestead, to a gold rush boomtown, to a permanent city. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Trail Street in Skagway, October 1897.  (Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries, photo by E.A. Hegg, negative #36)

Trail street in Skagway

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