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Discovery Claim. The plaque reads: "The names Robert Henderson, Skookum Jim, Tagish Charley and George Carmack are inextricably linked to the discovery of gold on Bonanza Creek. Henderson was the first to systematically explore the gold bearing potential of the region, only to have the major find elude him. Then on 17 August 1896 Jim struck gold and with his companions Charley and Carmack, staked the first claims. A few days later at Forty Mile, Carmack in his own name registered the Discovery Claim where this monument stands. Within days Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks had been staked and when the news reached the outside, the Klondike Gold Rush was on."