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North of 53° : the wild days of the Alaska-Yukon mining frontier, 1870-1914

Author: William R Hunt
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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An account of the Alaskan gold rush of 1897 with anecdotes about prospectors, shopkeepers, and lawyers. Discusses the adjustment to the rough land.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Hunt
ISBN: 9781602230545 1602230544
OCLC Number: 263994273
Notes: Previously published: New York : Macmillian, 1974.
Description: xvi, 328 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. Early days on the Yukon --
1. Opening the land --
2. Early trading --
3. Mining --
4. Forty Mile --
5. Circle, 1893-96 --
II. The Klondike era --
6. Seattle gets the news --
7. Skagway and Soapy Smith --
8. Chilkoot and White passes --
9. Army help and Arctic fraud --
10. Yukon voyage --
11. Glacier madness --
12. Overland and river routes --
13. Dawson City --
14. Soldiers, sailors, and settlers on the Yukon --
III. Nome, Fairbanks, and other Alaskan camps --
15. Nome: the American Klondike, 1899 --
16. The turbulent scene, 1900 --
17. Lawless camp: Nome in 1900-1901 --
18. Judge Wickersham in Eagle and Nome --
19. The founding of Fairbanks --
20. Tanana Valley style --
21. Founder-Swindler Barnette of Fairbanks --
22. Restless camps and busy trails --
23. Soldier on the Yukon --
24. High rollers and their recreations --
25. Settling down: George Pilcher, Will Ballou, and the Lomens --
26. The Guggenheims come to Alaska --
27. Other camps --
IV. The different frontier? --
28. Law and order --
29. The U.S. government's role in Alaska --
30. Natives and the mining frontier --
31. Northern Journalism --
32. Labor strife --
33. James Wickersham and Gold land Politics --
34. The literary Frontier --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: North of 53[degree symbol]
Responsibility: William R. Hunt.

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Offers an anecdotal account that follows hungry prospectors, canny shopkeepers, hopeful hangers-on, and crafty lawyers through the gold mining camps and temporary towns of nineteenth-century Alaska.  Read more...

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