40 Mile, First Stop Below Dawson, 1898.

40 Mile, First Stop Below Dawson, 1898.

Accession Number: 1970.2.1.58-PER
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Photograph of two sternwheelers on the waterfront at Forty Mile on the Yukon River.
Note: the date gold was discovered was August 17, 1896.

Caption: 40 Mile - first stop below Dawson. From this village started the first Stampede when gold was discovered by George Carmack and Tagish Charlie (an Indian) in 1899 - Aug 17th."