Discovery Day (Yukon) History
Discovery Day commemorates the discovery of gold in Yukon. In August of 1896, George Carmack, Dawson Charlie and Skookum Jim discovered gold in Bonanza Creek near present day Dawson City. This discovery began the Klondike Gold Rush that led to a massive stampede of nearly 100,000 people attempting to reach the Klondike gold fields to get rich.
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