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Pierre Berton speaks at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Alaska on May 1, 1970.

Author: Pierre Berton; Charles J Keim
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Reel-to-reel tape : English
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ORAL HISTORY 02-00-32 SIDE A. Charles Keim introduces Pierre Berton and talks about Gilbert Thompson, Berton's book Klondike: the life and death of the last great gold rush, Pierre Berton's professional background and publications, and Berton's personal background. Pierre Berton talks about his previous visits to Alaska and Fairbanks, the television show that was produced based on his Klondike book, the discovery of
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Pierre Berton; Charlie Anderson; George W Carmack; Pat Galvin; Bill Gates; Harry Gleaves; Mary Caroline Gray; Robert Henderson; Dick Lowe; Charles Henson Meadows; Alec MacDonald; Roddy McDowell; Frank Novak; William Ogilvie; C C Parrin; Skookum Jim; Jefferson Randolph Smith; Samuel B Steele; Gilbert Thompson
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Berton; Charles J Keim
OCLC Number: 835648238
Notes: Old call number: H00-32.
Event notes: Recorded in Fairbanks, Alaska on May 1, 1970.
Description: 1 audiotape reel (40 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, mono ; 7 in.

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ORAL HISTORY 02-00-32 SIDE A. Charles Keim introduces Pierre Berton and talks about Gilbert Thompson, Berton's book Klondike: the life and death of the last great gold rush, Pierre Berton's professional background and publications, and Berton's personal background. Pierre Berton talks about his previous visits to Alaska and Fairbanks, the television show that was produced based on his Klondike book, the discovery of gold on Bonanza Creek, George Washington Carmack, Robert Henderson, Skookum Jim, the discovery of gold on Rabbit Creek by Carmack and Skookum Jim, the beginning of the Klondike gold rush, Harry Gleaves, the town of Dawson, Charlie Anderson, Pat Galvin, grandiose gestures in Dawson, Swiftwater Bill Gates, Charles Henson Meadows, Alec MacDonald, Sam Steele, Mary Caroline Gray, the large amounts of money in Dawson, Roddy McDowell, gambling in Dawson, William Ogilvie, Dick Lowe's gold claim, Frank Novak and C.C. Parrin, law and order in Dawson, the American experience compared to the Canadian experience, Samuel B. Steele, lawlessness of Skagway, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, and Frank Reid.

ORAL HISTORY 02-00-32 SIDE B. Pierre Berton talks about Nome, the fire that destroyed Dawson, advice for writers, food that was eaten on the Chilkoot trail, clothing worn during the gold rush, the natural beauty of Klondike being destroyed forever by the miners, and the need for caution when developing the north.

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