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Last week, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) television channel featured a documentary on the thousands of reels of early films discovered in Dawson City, Canada. Dawson City was the jumping off point for the Klondike gold rush that began in 1896. If you’ve been on an Alaska cruise, you’ve probably been to Skagway, where many of the gold-hunting hordes—an estimated 100,000--would gather to begin the arduous trek across mountainous terrain and through the Chilkoot Pass, dragging along the required 2,000 pounds of supplies, to arrive in Dawson City and begin prospecting for gold. Back in the 1900s, Dawson City was the last stop for films. They would have made their way all around the United State

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