Chilkoot Trail and Dyea Site

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Chilkoot Trail and Dyea Site
Miners climb Chilkoot.jpg
Miners climbing Chilkoot
Chilkoot Trail and Dyea Site is located in Alaska
Chilkoot Trail and Dyea Site
Nearest city Skagway, Alaska
Coordinates 59°38′00″N 135°17′00″W / 59.63333°N 135.28333°W / 59.63333; -135.28333Coordinates: 59°38′00″N 135°17′00″W / 59.63333°N 135.28333°W / 59.63333; -135.28333
Built 1897
Governing body National Park Service
NRHP Reference # 75002120
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 14, 1975[1]
Designated NHLD June 16, 1978[2]

The Chilkoot Trail and Dyea Site is a National Historic Landmark district comprising the Chilkoot Trail and the former town of Dyea, Alaska. They are contained in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park which preserves the historic buildings and locations connected to the Klondike Gold Rush period of Alaskan history.

For a brief period between 1897 and 1899, this trail and town were full of prospectors. By 1905, most of the buildings had been demolished or removed.[3]

Today, the site is a popular hiking trail with extremely limited numbers allowed in daily. The Dyea site is threatened by erosion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Chilkoot Trail and Dyea Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  3. ^ NHL Details