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Klondike and the Gold Rush trails

 
Author Solivagant
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#1 | Posted: 19 May 2008 03:17 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Full name of site: Klondike and the Gold Rush Trails
Country: Canada (+ USA?)
Short description of site (also include multiple locations if applicable): The historic buildings of Dawson City and the mining equipment/remains of the Klondike area. To include also some parts of the Klondike trails (of which the 2 most famous are White Pass and Chilkoot) including those in Skagway USA
Criteria (cultural, natural, mixed): Cultural iv, v
Current status: T List (Canadian parts only) http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/1941/
Outstanding universal value / comparative analysis: The remains provide a wonderful and surprisingly well preserved memory of "the most renowned of the world's 19C gold rushes". Dawson City may be a bit "touristy" (though, given its location, nothing in numbers compared with other inscribed sites) but manages to convey a feeling of those times with a mixture of buildings large (including Music Halls and Hotels) and small. there are also plenty of "industrial archaeological" mining remains around the twon. The "Trails"also provide atmospheric remains including poignant cemeteries. None of the other "Gold related" inscribed sites capture this wild frontier atmosphere. A World Class iconic site.

Author Assif
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#2 | Posted: 19 May 2008 07:29 
I support and remove my proposed Ghost Towns.

Author Xeres
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#3 | Posted: 17 Jul 2008 16:31 
I Support

Author winterkjm
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#4 | Posted: 25 Jul 2015 02:41 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Tr'ond√ęk-Klondike (Canada) seems to have a lot of community support and aims for 2017 or 2018. This may not happen, since the nomination seems to have been waiting quite a while, but interesting nonetheless if this TWHS eventually reaches the WHC.

http://tkwhstatus.ca/news/

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