Back in 1898, thousands of men and women arrived in Skagway with gold fever. They were headed for the Klondike goldfields over the Chilkoot Pass. Around their necks, they carried packets of fermented dough to make bread on their long, cold journey. If they made it through their first year in the bitter North, they were dubbed "sourdoughs", after the bread that kept them alive during the endless night of winter.
The Klondike Letters Project is a series of animated documentaries, postcards and sketches from the Chilkoot Trail in Klondike Goldrush International Historic Park. Find out more on klondikeletters.com
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Animation: Corrie Francis Parks
Banjo Pickin' : Ranger Kyle Kaiser
Interviews recorded at the top of Chilkoot Pass.
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