Chaplin set his story during the Yukon Gold Rush, inspired by stereoscopic photos of hundreds of prospectors climbing single file up to the Chilkoot Pass to reach the gold ... are reduced to eating the Tramp's shoe to stay alive, and cannibalism seems.
4. When Overwhelmed, Cache And Drag During the Gold Rush days, on the famed Chilkoot Pass between Canada and Alaska, each traveler was required by the Mounties to drag one full ton of "adequate" food and supplies up the 32 miles that led over the icy summits.
for the most part losing their shoe leather, belongings ... the final uphill push to the Chilkoot Pass. In that first winter of the gold rush, Stampeders, and sometimes their wives and children, trudged over the pass carrying things such as iron stoves.
Seattle became the supply center and jumping-off point for 30,000 miners who traveled by sea from Seattle to Skagway, then by land over steep Chilkoot Pass or White Pass to ... then returned to Seattle and went into the shoe business with a partner.
The most common route was to travel by rail to the Alaskan towns of Skagway and Dyea, cross the Coast Mountains through the Chilkoot Pass to Lake Bennett on foot ... A crew member's coat and shoes were left on the deck, perhaps shed as he attempted.
And it was arguably the most ambitious. Restaging iconic stereoscope pictures of prospectors ascending Yukon’s steep Chilkoot Pass, its director, writer, and star Charlie Chaplin had 600 men sent by train to the Sierra Nevada to climb a snowy mountain peak.
we know for certain that we walk the path of thousands of people who hauled their thousands and thousands of tons of supplies over the pass. The higher section of the trail is somewhat more invigorating because of that knowledge. The Chilkoot Trail is more.
The first I ever heard of Chilkoot Pass or the Klondike or “the men who moil for gold” was from my maternal grandfather ... “You don’t really need shoes over all of that, do you?”; past Deep Lake (23 miles), where I was forced to assemble.
The film, which Chaplin re-released with sound in 1942, features some of the most famous—and oft-parodied—images in film history: the Little Tramp eating his shoe and making bread ... of miners crossing the Chilkoot Pass, not with miniature models.
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