Article ID: CBB001794462

Tout le monde à bord pour le Klondike. Le merveilleux aéronautique et quelques projets de vols vers les gisements aurifères du nord canadien, 1897-1898 (2015)

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In 1897, gold seekers from all over the world rushed to the Klondike, in what was then the Yukon district of the Northwest Territories. Reaching this isolated region of Northern Canada was difficult, however. There were no roads or railroads and the Yukon River was frozen much of the year. As a result, some aeronauts in the United States and France suggested that balloons be used to transport supplies from Alaska to the gold fields. In addition, a number of North American inventors, including one from Canada, proposed that airship designs they had put on paper be constructed in order to set up air routes to the Klondike. Newspapers and magazines published many articles about these proposals. Not one balloon or airship, however, flew to the Klondike during the gold rush. Indeed, none of the airships mentioned at the time were actually completed. A French team made it to North America with its balloon but the attempt fizzled out.

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Authors & Contributors
Hines, Elizabeth
Crouch, Tom D.
Scamehorn, H. Lee
Abney, Gene
Moise, Robeson S.
Smith, Michael S.
Journals
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Ohio History Journal
Journal of the Cincinnati Historical Society
Environment and History
Publishers
Southern Illinois University Press
University of Washington Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
University Press of Colorado
Naval Institute Press
University of Rochester Press
Concepts
Gold
Mines and mining
Balloons and ballooning
Aeronautics; aviation
Military technology
Airships; dirigibles
People
Feijó, João da Silva
Wise, John
John William Mackay
Tyson, Philip T.
Places
United States
Alaska (U.S.)
North Carolina (U.S.)
Russia
Illinois (U.S.)
Brazil
Times
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
20th century
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