Bennett, British Columbia

Bennett, British Columbia

Bennett, British Columbia, Canada is an abandoned town next to Bennett Lake. It was built during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897–99 at the end of the White Pass and Chilkoot Trails from nearby ports of Skagway and Dyea in Alaska. Gold prospectors would pack their supplies over the Coast Mountains from the ports and then build or purchase rafts to take them down the Yukon River to the gold fields around Dawson City, Yukon.

One of the establishments was the Arctic House a combination saloon, restaurant and hotel operated on a houseboat by Freiderich "Fritz" Trump Donald Trump's grandfather.

Today, Bennett is a stop on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad during the summer months.

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