Posted on September 26, 2023September 26, 2023 by WillemTuesday/ back in Rain City ☔️ The three friends made their way back to Seattle today, taking an early 7 am flight out of Fairbanks on Alaska Airlines. A license plate commemorating the Alaska Gold Rush (also called the Klondike Gold Rush). Some 100,000 prospectors made the trip from Seattle to the Klondike region of Yukon, Canada, between 1896 and 1899. Gold is mined in Alaska to this day, and the state’s largest mine is in fact 25 miles northeast of Fairbanks. The mine’s name is Fort Knox and it has been operating since 1996.