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As Precious as Gold

Skookum Jim (second from right) and Dawson Charlie (far right).
Skookum Jim (second from right) and Dawson Charlie (far right).
Courtesy of Special Collections Division, University of Washington, Hegg 859
Skookum Jim (second from right) and Dawson Charlie
(far right). Discover their story »

The National Postal Museum celebrated the Klondike/Alaskan gold rush centennial with an exhibit that explored the last great gold rush of the 19th century and the unforgettable role of the mail carriers who provided contact between those so far from home and the families they left behind. Although the exhibit is no longer on view in the museum, it continues in an online format. Here, you can learn about this fascinating period in American history.