The Upper Yukon River region that includes Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is full of stories. From those of the Han Athapaskans that have lived here for generations to the trappers and traders of the first Euro-American commercial interests, to the floods of people ensnared by the lure of Klondike gold. Some stories are still being written today such as those of the intrepid mushers taking part in the Yukon Quest.
The staff here at Yukon-Charley Rivers work to document and preserve these stories that they may be shared. The following links are just a few examples to pique your interest. make sure to check back for updates!
Klondike-Alaska Gold Rush
Parties proved to be 'stayers' - hardy Americans with pluck and energy, who have towed outfits in boats and waded in gum boots to the headwaters of every stream that helps to swell the Yukon in Alaska.
A Line in the Wilderness
Industrial Mining at Coal Creek
Drilling Rigs and the Search for Gold
The Coal Creek Steam Boiler
Doghouse Boiler at Colorado Creek
Perfectly adapted to transportation by airplane, dog sled or poling boat, the modern prospect boiler is proving to be a boon to the Northland’s No. 1 Citizen, the prospector.
What is Placer Gold Mining?
The Steam Traction Engine at Washington Creek
The Yukon Quest
Last updated: August 9, 2018