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How many people died in the calfornia aned klondike goldrushes?

-- Katelyn Ruth Hayes (, April 29, 2003


I can't tell you about the Klondike because I don't know that much about it as far as the San Francisco Gold Rush, most of the people that did die in large volume died in San Francisco from bad water where they got Cholera and several other diseases. I think I remember that there was even a small pox outbreak. Not that many died in the Gold Fields themselves.

-- Harry Murphy (, June 17, 2003.

I beleive roughly 10,000 people died in California & another 30,000 gold seekers in the Klondyke.

-- " Yukon Dan " a.k.a. Dan Moore (, October 23, 2003.

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