Klondike Gold Rush Museum

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I checked out the Klondike Gold Rush Museum, a free museum near Pioneer Square. The museum details the treacherous journey into Alaska, the process of staking a claim, and the wealth that the gold rush brought back to Seattle.

Klondike Gold Rush Museum
Klondike Gold Rush Museum

One prominent stampeder was John Nordstrom, who used his gold earnings to start a shoe store. The humble shoe store grew into the Nordstrom department store chain. Nordstrom is headquartered in Seattle.

The UPS Waterfall Garden Park is right by the museum. I found a geocache there.

UPS Waterfall Garden Park
UPS Waterfall Garden Park

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