Striking it Rich in 1897

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Stanley Pearce and Marshall Bond caught the fever just like everybody else and started their adventure for gold in the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush in Yukon, Canada.

Stanley Pearce and Marshall Bond caught the fever just like everybody else and started their adventure for gold in the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush in Yukon, Canada. People spent lots of money on supplies because they didn’t know what to expect. It was total chaos; people even sold normal dogs as sled dogs. They also sold many other odd things such as “special” Klondike underwear.

This is a true story with many newspaper clippings, photos, letters, and diary entries from Marshall Bond’s diary. During the Klondike gold rush people also got a major workout hiking and mining.

The Klondike gold rush took place around 1897 in Dawson City, Canada Miners had to go over Chilkoot Pass where many horses broke there legs and were left to die. It was also a life death situation. People didn’t take good care of themselves, drowned, or died in avalanches.

This is a very unique book. The book had a lot of details describing the Klondike Gold Rush and what the miners had to go through to get to Dawson City and strike it rich. It is also a very unique book because it has many real photos, diary entries, newspaper clippings, and letters.

This book would be good if you are learning about the history of gold mining and of exploring the west. I would recommend this to kids about 9 years and older because there were some complicated words and younger kids might not get what the book is all about. This book isn’t that long too so if you want a short chapter book to read this is a good one for you.
 

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  1. This was a very interesting

    This was a very interesting book about the Klondike Gold Rush in Yukon, Canada.

  2. This was a very intersting
    This was a very intersting book about the Klondike Gold Rush in Yukon, Canada.

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