The Klondike Gold Rush

The Photographers

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The lasting treasures of the Klondike gold rush are the remarkable photos taken at the time. The two most prolific photographers were Eric Hegg, and Frank La Roche. Hegg, a Swedish American, came to the Klondike to expand his photographic business. La Roche traveled to the Klondike along with the first wave of stampeders. He sold his prints and published an album entitled “Enroute to the Klondike”

Aired: 01/06/15

Rating: TV-PG

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The Klondike Gold Rush” is made possible by The Wilson Foundation, The Cable Public Affairs Channel, with additional funding provided by the Rogers Documentary Fund, and The Rogers Cable Network Fund. With the participation of The Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC, and the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.