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The Klondike Gold Rush

Author : Marc Tyler Nobleman
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Learn about the famous gold rush and its consequences.

Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush

Author : Peter Lourie
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Here is a compelling middle grade nonfiction tale of how one classic writer drew upon a rugged life of adventure to create works of literature, punctuated by stunning black-and-white art by Wendell Minor and illustrative photographic material. Swept up in the Gold Rush of 1897, young Jack London headed north to strike it rich in the Klondike and discovered something more precious than gold—the seeds of the stories that would flower into his classic novels The Call of the Wild and White Fang, and timeless short stories such as "To Build A Fire." This gripping tale follows London as he treks up the ruthless Chilkoot Trail, braves the lethal Whitehorse Rapids, survives a bad case of scurvy, and conquers many more dangers of the Yukon during his quest for gold. A Christy Ottaviano Book

Magnificence and Misery

Author : E. Hazard Wells
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Compiled from articles filed to The Cincinnati Post, personal letters and diaries of E. Hazard Wells, a young reporter sent out from Ohio in 1897 to cover the Klondike Gold Rush.

The Klondike Gold Rush

Author : Graham Wilson
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These 125 archival photographs document the Klondike Gold Rush and tell the day-to-day story of the ordinary stampeder. Carefully selected anecdotes and written accounts provide further insights and illumination of this fascinating event. This is the Official Book of the Klondike Gold Rush Centennial.

The Klondike Gold Rush

Author : Donna Walsh Shepherd
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Describes the adventures of those who flocked to the Klondike after gold was discovered there in 1896.

The Nature of Gold

Author : Kathryn Taylor Morse
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In this first environmental history of the gold rush, Kathryn Morse describes how the miners got to the Klondike, the mining technologies they employed, and the complex networks by which they obtained food, clothing, and tools. She looks at the political and economic debates surrounding the valuation of gold and the emerging industrial economy that exploited its extraction in Alaska, and explores the ways in which a web of connections among America's transportation, supply, and marketing industries linked miners to other industrial and agricultural laborers across the country. The profound economic and cultural transformations that supported the Alaska-Yukon gold rush ultimately reverberate to modern times.

The Klondike Gold Rush Steamers

Author : Robert D. Turner
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Now available from Harbour Publishing! A lavishly illustrated volume of Klondike frontier history.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Proposed WA AK

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Yukon Gold

Author : Charlotte Foltz Jones
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Recounts the quest for gold that took place in the late 1890s in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory of northwestern Canada.

We Were There in the Klondike Gold Rush

Author : Benjamin Appel
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A father and son go north with the Klondike gold rush of 1897 and, despite great hardships, manage to pan their fortune.

Klondike Gold Rush Centennial Anthology

Author : Jack R. Evans
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Faith of Fools

Author : William Shape
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Discovered in a California flea market nearly a hundred years after the Klondike gold rush, William Shape's original journal and photographs give a very human dimension to the journey undertaken by vast hordes of prospectors who headed north in the late 1890s. Venturing into one of the most remote and inhospitable areas of North America, Shape recorded daily the hardships and dangers, along with the beauty and satisfaction of his 1897-98 trip. His journal and candid snapshots vividly recreated the frenzy that drew thousands of would-be prospectors to the frozen north. Faith of Fools provides a rare opportunity to live history in the first person, traveling to the gold fields with those ordinary prospectors who made that long, laborious trip.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation
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Author : Pierre Berton
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With the building of the railroad and the settlement of the plains, the North West was opening up. The Klondike stampede was a wild interlude in the epic story of western development, and here are its dramatic tales of hardship, heroism, and villainy. We meet Soapy Smith, dictator of Skagway; Swiftwater Bill Gates, who bathed in champagne; Silent Sam Bonnifield, who lost and won back a hotel in a poker game; and Roddy Connors, who danced away a fortune at a dollar a dance. We meet dance-hall queens, paupers turned millionaires, missionaries and entrepreneurs, and legendary Mounties such as Sam Steele, the Lion of the Yukon. Pierre Berton's riveting account reveals to us the spectacle of the Chilkoot Pass, and the terrors of lesser-known trails through the swamps of British Columbia, across the glaciers of souther Alaska, and up the icy streams of the Mackenzie Mountains. It contrasts the lawless frontier life on the American side of the border to the relative safety of Dawson City. Winner of the Governor General's award for non-fiction, Klondike is authentic history and grand entertainment, and a must-read for anyone interested in the Canadian frontier.

Hard Drive to the Klondike

Author : Lisa Mighetto
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The Alaskan Klondike Gold Rush coincided with major events, including the arrival of the railroad, and it exemplified continuing trends in Seattle's history. If not the primary cause of the city's growth and prosperity, the Klondike Gold Rush nonetheless serves as a colorful reflection of the era and its themes, including the celebrated "Seattle spirit." This historic resource study examines the Klondike Gold Rush, beginning in the early 1850's with the founding of Seattle, and ending in 1909 with the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition commemorating the Klondike Gold Rush and the growth of the city. Chapter 1 describes early Seattle and the gold strikes in the Klondike, while the following three chapters analyze how the city became the gateway to the Yukon, how the stampede to the Far North stimulated local businesses, and how the city's infrastructure and boundaries changed during the era of the gold rush. Chapter 5 looks at how historians have interpreted the Klondike Gold Rush throughout the 20th century. The final chapter brings the Klondike story up to the present, describing the establishment of Seattle's Pioneer Square Historic District and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The chapter titles include: (1) "'By-and-By': The Early History of Seattle"; (2) "Selling Seattle"; (3) "Reaping the Profits of the Klondike Trade"; (4) "Building the City"; (5) "Interpreting the Klondike Gold Rush"; and (6) "Historic Resources in the Modern Era." Contains an extensive 147-item partially annotated bibliography; 12 appendixes contain historical documents and photographs.

Music of the Alaska Klondike Gold Rush

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"The heart of this book is the music talked about in diaries of the gold seekers"--p. xi.

Klondike Gold Rush

Author : Richard C. Anzer
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The author arrived in Skagway, Alaska, in July 1898, a few days after Soapy Smith had been killed. Among other activities, he was timekeeper for 600 construction workers for White Pass and Yukon.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Alaska

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The Great Klondike Gold Rush 1898 1904

Author : Donald Santor
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Reproduction of a selection of materials pro- duced by people of the time: newspaper articles and advertisements; quotations from books, let- ters and catalogues; photographs and sketches.

Gold in the Hills

Author : Candice F. Ransom
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When the magic spyglass transports Mattie, Alex, and Sophie Chapman to the Yukon Territory during the gold rush, they enlist the help of author Jack London to track down a boy's stolen sled dog.