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alt=Historical photograph of a dense line of miners climbing over the Chilkoot Trail during the Klondike Gold Rush.In Alaska

Carousels in Prospect Park A series of carousels has attracted visitors to the park since 1874. The first was located in the area known today as the Rose Garden. In 1885 it was moved to the picnic area on the west side of the Long Meadow. This carousel and its successor burned down and in 1952 the current incarnation, sporting horses by master carver Charles Carmel, was moved from Coney Island to its present spot near the Willink Entrance.

Prospectors begin the ascent to the Chilkoot Pass & over the border into Canada. Heavy snows in the fall of 1897 did little to stem the tide of fortune-seekers. Most were ill-prepared for what lay ahead. Few had any skill at gold prospecting. Hardly any carried sufficient supplies so that over the next months the greatest danger facing the Klondike miners was famine.

Echo- With the rush to nearby Lee, prospectors soon began to climb into the Funeral Range to look for promising outcrops. Primarily most of the focus centered in the lower reaches of Echo Canyon on the new camps of Schwab and that of the Inyo Gold Mining Company nearby. But a few decided to plat a townsite at the head of Echo Canyon on a saddle overlooking the Amargosa Valley and the Bullfrog region, which they named Echo. Echo never amounted to anything.

“People ask me, 'What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?' and my answer must at once be, 'It is of no use.'There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever... If you cannot understand...that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life.” - George Mallory

Palace Café - In 1923, KC people danced in all night marathons, cruised the Subway Club at 18th & Vine streets and dipped, dived, dropped and climbed on "the highest, fastest longest, most thrilling ride in the world" - the Skyrocket roller coaster at the new Fairyland amusement park, which was built in 1923 at 75th street and Prospect Ave. The roaring '20s, some called it.

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