As soon as everyone heard that there was gold in the Yukon they decided to go and dig it up. Seattle was the American city nearest to the gold fields so every American who wanted gold had to go via Seattle. As a result the Pioneer Square district filled up with hotels for them to stay in, and stores to sell them all their supplies, and ticket offices to sell the tickets out of Seattle. Mr Monkey examined replicas of a ticket office and a supply store, and wondered whether selling things to prospectors was more profitable than actually prospecting in the Klondike.
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