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klondike gold rush

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Klondike gold rush definition

A rush of thousands of people in the 1890s toward the Klondike gold mining district in northwestern Canada after gold was discovered there.

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  • Undoubtedly that man was Hiram Hill's father–the parent who had been mysteriously missing ever since the first klondike gold rush!

    Owen Clancy's Happy Trail Burt L. Standish

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