Search for Gold Along the Koyukuk River (A BLM Alaska 'Adventures in the Past' Series No. 4).

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Title: Search for Gold Along the Koyukuk River (A BLM Alaska 'Adventures in the Past' Series No. 4).
Author: CAPPS, K. ; TACQUARD, P.
Abstract: Few people ventured north of the Yukon River into Koyukuk country before 1885. It wasn't until Lieutenant Henry T. Allen, an adventurous, 26-year-old army officer, led an expedition up the winding Koyukuk River that a handful of prospectors began to trickle into the area. By 1890, a few lucky miners had found gold on the Middle Fork of the Koyukuk River. Three years later at Tramway Bar, miners finally hit the first paying strike. Word began to spread 'there's gold on the Koyukuk'. By now, the gold rush to the Klondike was in full swing and few claims remained for latecomers. Straggling stampeders began looking for somewhere else to find their fortune. With rumors running wild, it didn't take long for them to home in on the Koyukuk. The report provides their story.
Type: Technical Report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8707
Date: 2007
Contributor: BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, ANCHORAGE, AK
Subject: ALASKA
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
GOLD MINING
HISTORICAL ASPECTS
KOYUKUK RIVER
MINERS

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