This Day In History - Gold Discovered in Yukon 1896

Gold Discovered in Yukon 1896

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

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Event Description

While salmon fishing near the Klondike River in Canada's YukonTerritory on this day in 1896, George Carmack reportedly spots nuggets ofgold in a creek bed. His lucky discovery sparks the last great gold rush in the American West.

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