The Trail of ‘98
October 2008 by Chris RalphOn June 16, 1897, the steamer Excelsior cruised into San Francisco Bay, completing its long voyage from Alaska. While a ship arriving from the far north was not a particularly unusual event, this one heralded news of something truly big.
Few areas of the world have a mining history comparable to Canada’s Yukon Territory thanks to the fabled Klondike Gold Rush, which took place from the late 1890s into the early years of the Twentieth Century. Tens of thousands of prospectors and treasure hunters poured into the Territory following the discovery of placer gold...
• IRS: Please hold for the next available tax year
• Save it for a rainy day
• Judge has no patience for slow data delivery
By the end of the day Sunday there were a lot of tired panners! By then they could have panned more than 14 times to make it to the end. This was not a picnic!
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• Collecting Dividends from the "Brown" fund
• Come rain, sleet, or snow...
The Royal Canadian Mint will soon unveil a gold coin worth one million Canadian dollars ($850,000 US).
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