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Find your own 'gold'

When these words find their way into the Fort Frances Times on Dec. 27, I will be departing Dawson City.

Like so many before me, we come in search of gold in its many forms.

Many courageous and tenacious people set off to find adventure in Dawson City. In 1898, for instance, more than 100,000 set out in search of gold, with less than half able to complete the arduous journey and only a few found gold that year—and many didn't even look.

The Gold Rush was like a war, said Pierre Berton. “Those who survived it were ennobled.”

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