120 minutes - $24.95
This DVD includes the four episodes described below!.
30 minutes - 1970
Clint McCune, Don McCune's younger son, who is an actor and musician, recorded the narration for this remastered program, from his father's script, written years before Clint was born. Vintage photographs and rare motion picture footage from the early 1900's bring to life the history of Nome, Alaska. The Exploration Northwest film crew visits a working gold dredge in Nome and describes the gold rush stampede to Nome's "Golden Sands" at the turn of the century, where stampeders found gold on the beach of the Bering Sea! Includes motion picture film footage of a stopover in Nome by Wiley Post in 1935. Originally aired under the KOMO title “The Name is Nome”.
British Columbia Gold Rush
30 minutes - 1977
The film crew travels with a retired U.S. Forester to British Columbia's Cassiar Region to search for the remains of a lost gold mine on Dease Creek in Buck Gulch. Along with his diary written when he first visited the area as a young man in 1928, the forester adds his colorful memory for detail, bringing to life a bygone era of mining camps and stream-powered equipment.
Archival film, shot in 1928 for potential gold mine investors, chronicles a trip aboard the S.S. YUKON, which departs Seattle's waterfront, then travels north past Victoria's Empress Hotel, to Wrangell, Alaska, and then up the Stikine River to Telegraph Creek past the ghost towns of Laketon and Centerville. Originally aired under the KOMO title “Return to Dease Lake”.
Oregon Gold Rush
30 minutes - 1977
The Pine Creek Valley area in the Cornucopia Gold region near Baker, Oregon was once one of the six largest gold-producing areas in the nation. This adventure visits former miners who spent their youth seeking gold 50 years earlier. Cameras show the ruins of mines whose ore buckets once traveled the length of the Golden Gate Bridge. Originally aired under the KOMO title “Cornucopia Gold”.
30 minutes - 1979
Drawn by the glitter of chance and fortune, tens of thousands endured the ravages of the trail to arrive in Dawson, which emerged as the undisputed Queen of the Klondike, whose luster even now still glows with the warm color of gold.
A Seattle gold jeweler travels to Dawson, Yukon Territory, where his father and uncle had a gold claim and jewelry store during the Klondike Gold Rush. Cameras film today's modern mining techniques using bulldozers and high-pressure hoses to mine the creeks. They find his father's original claim site.
Exploration Northwest cameras film today's modern mining techniques using bulldozers and high-pressure hoses to mine the creeks, as they explore to find his father's original claim site.