huge stone caterpillars, the telltale dredge tailings
of the goldfields testify to the corporate enterprise
that spawned the mammoth dredges of the (Guggenheim’s)
Yukon Gold Mining Co., and others.
These behemoths roamed the creeks of the Klondike
until the early 1960s. Dredge #4 on Bonanza Creek,
the largest wooden hull dredge in the world, typifies
this legacy. Summertime tours are available.
this centennial of transportation, the search goes
with new technologies as a modern day Dawson
continues to seek the
treasure that triggered one of the world’s
great gold rushes.
Mining in all its forms remains the #1 industry
in the Yukon Territory.