Describes a canoe trip down the river from Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon Territory, to Dawson, near the Arctic Circle, and looks at the gold rush of 1898.
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Peter Lourie takes young readers on an exciting 460-mile canoe trip down the Yukon river to the gold fields of the Klondike.Â From Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory,Â onwards toÂ the Arctic Circle, Lourie follows the rugged route of the great gold rush of 1898. This dramatic firsthand account, generously illustrated with full-color photographs as well as photographs from the Yukon Archives, captures the lure of a river that is rich in history and in natural beauty.