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The Yukon

Author: Arthur Cherry Hinton; Philip H Godsell
Publisher: Toronto : Ryerson Press, [©1954]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There has never been a more colourful or dramatic era in pioneering than those fantastic days of '98 when men and women from all walks of life, mesmerized by the allure of gleaming gold, swept northward to the Klondike in their countless thousands, heedless of cost or hardship, to wrest from the bosom of the earth the magic metal that would spell affluence and riches. -- from foreword.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Cherry Hinton; Philip H Godsell
OCLC Number: 11093015
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 184 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Skagway --
Gateway to the promised land --
2. The passing of "Soapy" Smith --
3. The Yukon --
4. Klondike gold --
5. Chilcoot Pass --
the poor man's road --
6. Dawson city --
hub of the goldfields --
7. Mystery of the missing man [victims: Ole Olsen, Lynn Relfe, Will Clayson], [criminals: George O'Brien, Thomas Graves] --
8. Gomorrah of the ice-fields --
9. Lifeline to the Yukon --
10. Along the Alaska highway.
Responsibility: A. Cherry Hinton ; in collaboration with Philip H. Godsell.

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There has never been a more colourful or dramatic era in pioneering than those fantastic days of '98 when men and women from all walks of life, mesmerized by the allure of gleaming gold, swept northward to the Klondike in their countless thousands, heedless of cost or hardship, to wrest from the bosom of the earth the magic metal that would spell affluence and riches. -- from foreword.

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