In Mary Kellogg Sullivan’s book A Woman Who Went to Alaska, Sullivan describes her adventures in Alaska during her search for riches. Between 1896 and 1899, an estimated 100,000 people migrated to the Klondike region of the Yukon in northwestern Canada. In the following excerpt from Sullivan’s book, she describes the experiences of miners searching for gold. As you read, take notes on who profited from the gold rush. This short story is for grade 7 students and is available in the public domain.

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