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Chilkoot Trail

  • Also Known As: AHRS SKG-067

  • Vicinity: NRHP Dyea Town Site to US-Canada Border, trail continues to Bennett Station, Canada
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

The Meanest 33 Miles of History

The Chilkoot Trail has a colorful history - More than 30,000 men, women, and children climbed up the daunting Golden Stairs during the Klondike Gold Rush. Carrying enough supplies to sustain them for a year, they struggled up the rough trail and over the summit surviving cold, northern winters and exhaustion. - NPS

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Chilkoot Trail


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1897/08/00 Jack London Adventurer Jack London and his party of Klondikers port 2 tonnes of supplies over the Chilkoot Summit in late August to Lake Lindeman. They constructed a boat, the YUKON BELLE, and sailed down Lindeman Lake to Bennett Lake.

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Particulars for Chilkoot Trail:
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Road-related
Owner State
Area of Significance Transportation
Historic Use Village site

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 14th April 1975

Registry Name: Chilkoot Trail
Registry Address: Mile 0 to U.S.Canada Border
Registry Number: 75002120
Resource Type: District
Owner: State, Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 638
Contributing Sites: 4
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Transportation
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1897, 1898
Historic Function: Domestic, Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Village site, Road-related
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

Creative Works »

John Barleycorn Book
Jack London Setting
To Build a Fire (Short Story) Short Story Jack London This dark hair-line was the trail - the main trail - that led south five hundred miles to the Chilcoot Pass, Dyea, and salt water and that led north seventy miles to Dawson,

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