Gold Rush Database Sources
Chilkoot Avalanche Victims 1897-98 (73 records)

These are the 73 victims of a killer avalanche on the Chilkoot Pass. In April, 1898, a thunderous, 30-foot wave of snow swept down the Chilkoot, bouncing boulders and burying dozens of stampeders alive. While some of the buried were rescued by frantic friends, 73 others were not so fortunate, their cries muffled and their bodies forever entombed by thousands of pounds of snow.

 

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