Gold Rush

Too good to be true


Two of the three Scottish Scouse brothers were digging a shaft on Claim Number Fifteen on Eldorado Creek, when one bucket came up that was not like the others. This time, the gravel and sand sparkled with nuggets and fine gold dust.

Bill called to his brother down the shaft, “What in hell do you think you sent up, the Bank of England?”


1898: The High Street of the gold mining town, Dawson City, in Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush. Photo by Henry Guttmann.