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Klondyke. The Yukon (Klondyke) Mines, and How to Reach Them
London: Crowther & Goodman, 1897. 12mo (6" x 4"), red cloth, gilt-stamped text at front-cover. 32 pp., color folding map (7" x 12", plus margins). A scarce Klondike guidebook published in London at the height of the gold rush. This book was issued by the British Columbia Development Association, Ltd. in response to a deluge of applications for particulars concerning the new gold fields on the Yukon River and how to reach them. Among the subjects covered are the Situation and Position of the Goldfields; Mining Regulations; and The Routes, including The White Pass Route. Also included is a lengthy Appendix comprising circulars and extracts from newspapers. The company offers several invaluable tips to prospective miners, such as "The Company has to point out in the first place that it would be altogether undesirable for any emigrants to the Yukon Gold Fields to arrive in British Columbia before the end of February next, at the earliest" and "The Company would, in conclusion, urge in the strongest terms that no one with less than £300 capital should think of starting for the Yukon." The "Map Shewing the 'White Pass' Route to Yukon Goldfields via Skagway Bay" depicts several routes stemming from Vancouver and Victoria and leading to the gold mines. The "Gold Bearing Region" is identified in yellow. Also indicated on the map are important bays, wharves, and passes, railways, rivers, ports and more. The two main routes shown are the Sitka & Fort St. Michael (4,050 miles), and the Skagway & White Pass (1.410 miles). The latter "saves" 2,640 miles compared with the former. OCLC rec … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Arsenault & Company, ABAA [Arrowsic, ME, U.S.A.]
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