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“Gold!” Headlines read in 1897, starting the rush to what is now Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska as seen in this cool wallpaper. Thousands, hoping to ease the woes of economic depression, sold farms, dropped businesses and boarded ships to follow their dreams north. They braved icy passes to reach the interior of Canada, only to find the gold claims staked by prospectors who preceded them. A few struck gold; many more returned home penniless, yet richer for the adventure.
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