National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Binding the Nation Gallery, Lower Level Floor Plan
A 42-ounce gold nugget, mining tools, maps, personal items, photographs, and a dog sled used to deliver the mail illustrate the story of the 1897-98 rush for gold in Alaska and the Klondike. The exhibition also highlights the role of the mail carriers who ensured that stampeders maintained contact with the outside world.