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A history of mining on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Author: Mary J Barry
Publisher: Anchorage, Alaska : MJP Barry, Eagle River, Alaska : Ember Press, [1997] [2014] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised edition, 1997; [Ember Press editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area in partnership with the Hope and Sunrise Historical Society and the Kenai Peninsula Historical Association is pleased to bring new life to a classic volume of Alaska history and lore. This edition of A History of Mining on the Kenai Peninsula is a reprint of the original last printed in 1997. Marry Barry s prolific writing about the Kenai Peninsula has added  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary J Barry
ISBN: 9780961700959 0961700955
OCLC Number: 1112736822
Notes: Reprint. Originally published in 1997.
Description: vi, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Kenai Peninsula is born --
Use of minerals by Kenai peninsula natives --
Mining during the Russian regime --
Coal mining at Kachemak Bay --
Beach mining at Cook Inlet --
Genesis of a gold rush --
North to gold country --
Gold stampede of 1896 --
Sunrise justice --
Klondike magnet --
Secondary gold rush of 1898 to 1900 --
Turn of the century --
Time of building --
Sunrise, Hope and Turnagain Arm, 1905-1912 --
Corporations and combinations --
On the eve of the Great War --
Between two wars; placer mining --
Between two wars; lode mining --
Good times at Nuka Bay --
Observations and infrastructure; mining in the 1920s and 1930s --
Thirty year lull on the mining scene --
Soaring gold prices; a new rush, changing viewpoints --
Twilight of a gold rush --
Chromite, lime and antimony deposits --
Black gold at Swanson River
Responsibility: by Mary J. Barry

Abstract:

"The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area in partnership with the Hope and Sunrise Historical Society and the Kenai Peninsula Historical Association is pleased to bring new life to a classic volume of Alaska history and lore. This edition of A History of Mining on the Kenai Peninsula is a reprint of the original last printed in 1997. Marry Barry s prolific writing about the Kenai Peninsula has added richly to the discussion, study and enjoyment of history in this region of Alaska. Two years before the famous Klondike gold rush of 1898, hundreds of pioneers and adventurers swarmed to the towns of Hope and Sunrise on Southcentral Alaska's Kenai Peninsula in one of the little-known gold rushes of north land history. A History of Mining on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska traces the story of the hardy pioneers and others, before and after them, who participated in the eager search for coal, chromite, lime, oil, and of course, gold."--Back cover

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