Kathleen Eloise Rockwell (1873–1957), best known as "Klondike Kate," gained fame as a dancer and vaudeville star during the Klondike Gold Rush, where she met Alexander Pantages who later became a very successful vaudeville/motion picture mogul. She gained notoriety for her flirtatious dancing and ability to keep hard-working miners happy, if not inebriated.
KLONDIKE KATE, THE BELLE OF THE YUKON: At a time when most women stayed home and perfected their needlepoint skills, Kate tap-danced her way across Alaska and into the hearts of thousands of gold miners. She married and divorced a few of them and loved many, many more. Read Klondike Kate's remarkable story in my blog today! https://stargazermercantile.com/klondike-kate-belle-yukon/ #wildwest #women #history
Elk sausage and chocolate cupcakes at Klondike Kate's in Dawson City, Yukon