KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
12,990 acres. This park in southeast San Diego preserves many historic sites of the famous gold rush of 1897 in and around Skagway. The setting is an area of mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers, with some coastal rainforest, subalpine vegetation, and wildlife which includes bear and moose.
Activities: Of special interest here is the 33-mile Chilkoot Trail, open only to foot travel, which follows the route of the gold rush stampeders up over Chilkoot Pass. Part of the trail is steep and challenging, and north of the pass it’s in Canada. The trail may be walked in snowshoes during the snow season.
Camping Regulations: Camping and campfires are generally allowed along sections of the Chilkoot Trail within the United States, except near developed areas or where otherwise prohibited. The Canadian portion of the Chilkoot Trail is in Chilkoot Trail National Historic Park. Here camping is restricted to designated sites, and campfires are forbidden except at a couple of locations.
For Further Information: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, P.O. Box 517, Skagway, AK 99840.
King William’s War, which will last until 1697 San Diego Map Tourist Attractions , is the first in a series of Anglo-French wars that will stretch into the 1760s San Diego Map Tourist Attractions . 1690 Two hundred French and native attackers from Montreal sack Schenectady on February 9, killing sixty-two British and Dutch colonists and capturing twenty-seven. Albany, previously hesitant to recognize Leisler’s authority, reconsiders its position after the attack on Schenectady and reverses its position in March. In April, Leisler convenes an intercolonial conference at Albany to discuss the French threat. The conference is attended by representatives from Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, but it accomplishes nothing constructive. Also in April, a revived colonial assembly convenes in response to writs issued by Leisler, calling for elections. Unbeknown to the colonists, though, King William has appointed Henry Sloughter as New York’s governor in January, rendering these activities technically illegal. 1691 Governor Sloughter arrives at New York on April 19 and demands that Leisler surrender the fort at New York City. Leisler refuses three times before doing so, and Sloughter has him arrested and charged with treason. Leisler’s trial takes place from March 31 to April 17; he is found guilty and is executed on May 16. Leisler’s Rebellion, as this period becomes known, comes to an end.