Y is for Golden Yukon “Fever”–A to Z Blog Challenge

AtoZ2019YWe are pleased to participate in the A to Z Blog Challenge (http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/).  The Story Crossroads theme for this year is Golden…And All Things That Glimmer.  Each post highlights golden items from a folktale from around the world. Each time you have to wonder, is something that is golden a blessing, a curse, or both?

What has inspired all this gold?–The Golden Spike with the 150th Transcontinental Railroad and the Spike 150 Grant for this year’s Story Crossroads Festival.

Golden Yukon “Fever”-

People always want to get rich quick. The year 1897 was filled with shouts of “Gold! Gold! Gold!” Prospectors swarmed to the Canadian Northwest Territories. The link is to a story based on actual events in connection with this Golden Yukon “Fever” entitled “Klondike Gold” by Alice Provensen.

Yukon, Canada – https://www.amazon.com/Klondike-Gold-Alice-Provensen/dp/B006G882AU

50-word-or-less summary:

Two adventurers bound for Yukon. Joe was experienced, had year’s worth of supplies. “Dead” Horse Trail up the mountain was a long line of depressed men. Adventurers made it to top. Sailed to Klondike River. Rapids! Staked claim. Gold pebbles! $50,000 worth. Split. Half sunk in stream. Survived. Still gained overall.

Please share in the comments…or anything on your mind.

While you enjoy this blog, Story Crossroads has year-round offerings including the culminating Festival on May 15, 2019 with free performances May 13-16, 2019 (see schedule here: https://storycrossroads.com/2019-schedule/.  

We thank our funders such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the Western States Arts Federation, Utah Humanities, the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts (Spike 150), the City of Murray, the South Jordan Arts Council, Utah Valley University and many other businesses and individuals. Join us in the support by attending or donating or both! (Click here to donate or get tickets.

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