In 1896, gold was discovered on Rabbit Creek (later known as Bonanza Creek) by Skookum Jim, George Carmack and Dawson Charlie, on the advice of fellow prospector Robert Henderson.
This event sparked the Great Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, and Dawson City and the Yukon Territory were born.
Monument designed for the Klondyke Centennial Society by Artist Halin de Repentigny.
Dedicated August 19, 2000
Klondyke Centennial Society · City of Dawson · Canadian Millennium Fund · Yukon Community Development Fund · Yukon Millennium Project
|Series||This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series|
|Placed By||Klondyke Centennial Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:28am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||7W E 576260 N 7104798|
|Decimal Degrees||64.06146667, -139.43731667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 64° 3.688', W 139° 26.239'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||64° 3' 41.28" N, 139° 26' 14.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1054 Klondike Hwy, Dawson YT 07305, CA|
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