Jul 21, 2009 - Alaska, Travel, USA    1 Comment

Dyea, Alaska (Chilkoot Trailhead)

Gold rushers had a choice of two land routes to the Klondike, the White Pass from Skagway and the Chilkoot Pass from Dyea. Thanks to the White Pass Railroad, Skagway has survived while Dyea has passed quietly into history. Today, there is little to see in Dyea and we arrived too late to explore the area.

More about Dyea and the rude arrival of gold rushers to this former boom town can be found in my ebook about the Chilkoot Trail and the ’98 gold rush.

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  • […] proper town that would not simply fade into history the way so many other gold rush towns, such as Dyea, did. There was a time when Dawson was a major city of 30,000 souls, one that got electricity and […]

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