Author: Kyle Griffith
Publisher: Bird Upstairs
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
It's 1897, and gold rush-era Seattle is bustling with fortune seekers headed to the goldfields! When errand boy Walter chases a mischievous pup named Dusty onto a steamship bound for the Klondike, he also meets Hal, an old prospector. The trio teams up for a grand adventure--from Seattle's Miners Landing to the icy shores of Alaska to the Golden Horseshoe Saloon to a frozen landscape with promises of riches underground--risking life and limb for a chance at making their fortune. Every miner dreams of gold, but will Walter, Dusty, and Hal be the ones to strike it rich? The Great Gold Rush Adventure includes these fun interactive features: Replica of the July 17, 1897, front page of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer announcing the arrival of the SS Portland with two tons of gold on board. Removable Miners Landing Outfitters flier with an actual list of the supplies Seattle merchants sold to gold rush prospectors. An artist's rendition of a cross section of the Portland, the famous ship that helped spark the gold rush. Booklet describing the miners' most important tools for striking it rich. A telegram, a card shark's marked playing card, and more! About the Historic Site When a ship bearing two tons of gold from the Klondike docked alongside the site of Pier 57 in 1897, it triggered a gold rush that thrilled the world and led to Seattle's establishment as a world-class city. The historical Minders Landing site, located on Seattle's waterfront, where almost 7 million tourists visit each year, is just steps from the Seattle Aquarium and the Pike Place Market. It is home to one of Seattle's most beloved tourist destinations, the Seattle Great Wheel, which 1 million visitors ride each year. The Great Gold Rush Adventure's audience includes visitors and locals to the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Western Canada, history buffs, and any child who thrills to a great adventure story!