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When gold was discovered in the Yukon, 100,000 people desperately tried to make it to a small patch of land in one of the most remote environments on the continent. Few made it all the way.
The Klondike Gold Rush was many things: a media conspiracy, a ponzi scheme, a land grab. But above all, it was a humanitarian disaster that stretched over much of the Pacific Northwest.
Featured in this episode: Brian Castner, Deb Vanasse
To learn more:
Stampede: Gold Fever and Disaster in the Klondike by Brian Castner
Wealth Woman: Kate Carmack and the Klondike Race for Gold by Deb Vanassse
Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush by Pierre Berton
Additional music from Audio Network