Something new I have learned!

While being here at Klondike I have learned the essential role everyone plays within the department from the volunteers to the park rangers. Everyone contributes to the system, which allows everything run smoothly. Working at the visitor center, the volunteers have a plethora of information to offer to our guest that come in wanting to learn more about Seattle’s role in the Klondike Gold Rush. I find it amazing that the people around me have so much knowledge to offer, and that I have to transform into a sponge to retain it. Did you know that 1 in 10 of the stampeders traveling to Dawson city where they would eventually mine for gold were women! Yes, women also joined the gold rush fever and traveled the dangerous journey up to Alaska to “Strike It Rich!”

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