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- DescriptionThe book, based on the accounts of dozens of prospectors, follows the first gold-seekers from their arrival in 1873 until the stampede to the Klondike in 1896. Gates captures the essence of these early years of the gold rush, about which very little has been written. He chronicles the trials, hearbreaks, and successes of the unique and hardy individualists who searched for gold in the wilderness. With names like Swiftwater Bill, Crooked Leg Louie, Slobbery Tom, and Tin Kettle George, these men lived in total isolation beyond the borders of civilization. They were often eccentrics and outcasts, who shaped their own rules, their own justice, and their own social order.
- Author BiographyMichael Gates is Curator of Collections for Klondike National Historic Sites in Dawson, Yukon.
- Author(s)Michael Gates
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication01/01/1994
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- First Published1994
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Content NoteIllustrations, maps, ports.
- Weight358 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine14 mm
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