from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A stream of western Yukon Territory, Canada, flowing about 32 km (20 mi) to the Klondike River near Dawson. The first gold strike in the Yukon occurred here in 1896.


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  • Simulated mean annual ground temperature at Fairbanks (Bonanza Creek), Alaska, from 1930 to 2003 [2].

    Permafrost in the Arctic

  • Frank Dinsmore on Bonanza Creek took out ninety pounds of solid gold or $24,480 in a single day.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • One bright, warm day, taking the hand of the small boy of the family, my sister and I started for Bonanza Creek.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • Ogilvie Bridge, and soon found ourselves upon Bonanza Creek, the stream which, with the Eldorado, had given to the world perhaps the major part of golden Klondyke treasure up to this date.

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • There ain't bin nothin 'like this since that guy found Bonanza Creek.

    Colorado Jim

  • Since the discovery of gold by George Carmack on Bonanza Creek in

    A Woman who went to Alaska

  • Whilst making a fire on a small creek now known to the world as Bonanza Creek wherewith to cook his evening meal, he thawed out some of the frozen gravel, and, in the manner of the born prospector, carelessly washed it, to find himself the possessor of nearly a thousand dollars in raw gold.

    Colorado Jim

  • She added quietly: "He died on Bonanza Creek two years later."

    The Yukon Trail A Tale of the North

  • George Carmack, who discovered gold on Bonanza Creek in Ninety-six.

    The Alaskan

  • She wrote a note, addressed it to the man in question, and intrusted it to a messenger who lay in wait at the mouth of Bonanza Creek.

    The God of His Fathers: Tales of the Klondyke


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