Passing of Kate Carmack

. . . The life story of Kate Carmack is closely interwoven with the history of the Yukon since the discovery of gold in the Klondike creeks in the summer of 1896, for she claimed, and it is believed by many of those who were familiar with the circumstances, that to her is due the credit of finding the dull yellow nuggets in the riffle of the bed of Bonanza creek . . . the discovery made by Kate Carmack, or by one of those by whom she was accompanied, on that fateful day, nearly a quarter of a century ago, has added to commerce and to the arts almost, if not quite, a billion of dollars worth of that precious metal for the possession of which both men and women sometimes imperil their souls and barter their honor. . . .

Source: na, "Passing of Kate Carmack," Whitehorse Weekly Star, April 2, 1920

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