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The last great gold rush : a Klondike reader
Wilson, Graham, 1962-
Publication Information:
Whitehorse : Wolf Creek Books, [2002]

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223 pages ; 23 cm
The Klondike was the last great gold rush, and this collection records this epic adventure at its gripping best. This anthology of historical writing is an honest portrait by famous writers as well as ordinary stampeders. Included are works by Robert Service, William Ogilvie, Jack London, Tappan Adney, and many others.
Introduction -- Bonanza! -- The men that don't fit in / Robert Service -- The outfit of an argonaut / Ernest Ingersoll -- A woman pioneer in the Klondike and Alaska / Emma Kelly -- Skagway and Dyea -- The saloon in Skagway / Tappan Adney -- The Chilkoot and Dead Horse trails -- The spell of the Yukon / Robert Service -- Approaching Chilkoot Pass / Margaret Shand -- The Golden Stair -- Sheep Camp washed away / Tappan Adney -- The Chilkoot Pass / Margaret Shand -- Paddle and pray -- Miles Cañon / John W. Leonard -- The Grand Cañon of the Yukon / Frederick Schwatka -- The cremation of Sam McGee / Robert Service -- A dangerous voyage / William B. Haskell -- The Creeks -- To build a fire / Jack London -- Methods of mining / William Ogilvie -- Clarence J. Berry and wife / John W. Leonard -- Paris of the North -- Dawson in the midst of the boom / Arthur T. Walden -- Saloons / Tappan Adney -- The one thousand dozen / Jack London -- The shooting of Dan McGrew / Robert Service -- Exodus -- Exodus / William B. Haskell -- The law of the Yukon / Robert Service -- From Dawson to the Sea / Jack London -- Disaster at Nome / Rex Beach.
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