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  1. The Gold Rush Presented By: Spencer, Madhav, and Adrian

  2. What is a Gold Rush? • A gold rush is a period of constant migration of workers to an area that has had a dramatic discovery of gold deposits. Most of the gold rushes took place in the 19th century.

  3. Here are some pictures that might help you understand the gold rush.

  4. How did the Gold Rush affect businesses? • The Gold Rush caused businesses to thrive. Thousands and thousands of people traveled to Washington for transportation to Alaska. This caused more businesses in the area. These people needed to eat and drink and get some clothing somewhere. Local businesses had many costumers a day in there shops that bought many items. To add on to this list they needed to buy many other items for their journey to search for gold.

  5. Businesses started because of the Gold Rush. • Nordstrom • Bon Marché (Macy’s)

  6. Where was the gold? • People who were mining for gold were searching in the Klondike.

  7. Miners leaving from Seattle to the Klondike in Alaska.

  8. Population and the Gold Rush • The Gold Rush in the Klondike brought many people to Washington. They came for transportation to the Klondike area.

  9. Miners climb over mountains to get to the Klondike area.

  10. Fun Facts! • Seattle was the “gateway” to the Klondike. • Mayor of Seattle quit his job to go to the gold fields. • Over 70,000 people headed for the gold fields during the Klondike Gold Rush, 1 in every 10 was a woman. • There were 2 ways for the miners to get to Alaska. The Richman route, and the Poorman route.

  11. Here are some of the things that the miners had to have to travel to the Klondike in 1897.

  12. QUESTION TIME!!!

  13. Question #1: What was the main gold rush that affected Washington? Answer: The Klondike Gold Rush

  14. Question#2: What was one of the businesses that got started in Washington state because of the gold rush? • Answer: Nordstrom, and Bon Marché (Macy’s)

  15. Question #3: Did the miners have to travel over mountains to get to the Klondike Gold Rush? • Answer: Yes

  16. Question #4: What is a Gold Rush? • Answer: A gold rush is a period of constant migration of workers to an area that has had a dramatic discovery of gold deposits.

  17. Question #5: What were the two ways that Seattle benefited from the Gold Rush? Answer: The population grew and businesses thrived from more people in town to buy many items.