Chilkoot Pass

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Chilkoot Pass

(chĭl`ko͞ot), alt. c.3,500 ft (1,070 m), in the Coast Mts., on the British Columbia–Alaska line. The Chilkoot people long used it to pass between the Pacific coast and the Yukon River valley. Whites first traversed the pass in 1878, and after the Klondike gold strike (1896), it became a much-used route from Skagway, Alaska, to the interior.
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The shortest, most popular, but also the most arduous, route went through Skagway, Alaska, up Chilcoot Pass, and down the Yukon River.
I came over Chilcoot Pass with two thousand letters for Dawson.