As Precious as Gold


Getting to
the Gold



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, you can still learn more about this fascinating period in American history online.

Click on the selections to the left for examples of topics covered in the exhibit. Or, Click here to read more detailed stories of the Klondike/Alaska gold rush and mail service.

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Stories from the Gold Rush