During the gold rush days, the town of Grand Forks, also known as Bonanza, was the second-largest town in the Yukon. Dawson City, of course, was bigger.
It was located at the junction of Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks, where millions of dollars in gold were mined.
A lot of the Klondike gold kings lived and mined there.
Belinda Mulrooney built one of the first businesses there, called the Grand Forks Hotel.
A dredge appears to the foreground of the above photograph. Most of the town was evidently dredged over.
This is a Yukon Archives photo. A.K. Schillenger Foundation.
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