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The Klondike Stampede - Profusely Illustrated
Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London 1900 - 470 Pages. Not a library book. Red cloth boards with gold lettering to front and spine. Spine is faded and sun-darkened. No other defects noted. Interior text and illustration pages, including the fold-outs are flawless. This classic in Yukon gold rush literature was originally published in 1900 and has long been out of print. Tappan Adney, a New York journalist, was dispatched to the Yukon in 1897, at the height of the gold fever, to furnish news and pictures of the new gold fields, Adney joined the northward migration, chronicling the day-to-day experiences of the stampeders. He moved comfortably among the would-be miners, recounting their stories, the sights along the route, and the hopes and fears of the many men - and handful of women - who shared his journey to the gold fields. The book contains excellent descriptions of the people, places, events, and experiences of the Klondike stampede. The account of the Klondike gold fields, which includes pragmatic discussions of such things as mining techniques, cabin-building, and the operation of dog teams, is solid, reliable, and fascinating. Adney was not only a good writer, he was also an accomplished photographer, and there are over 150 photographs and drawings in the text, four of which are large fold-outs, adding an important visual dimension to the book. After it came out, The Klondike Stampede rarely received the attention it deserved, although northern specialists have long found much of value in its pages. Contents In 23 Chapters: Arrival of Excelsior and Portland with Treasure and News of Great Strike, Outfitting in Victoria, Landing at Skagway, Pack-horses go to Dyea, Departure for Dyea, Sheep Camp, Departure from Bennett, Former Hudson's Bay Post, Klondike City Dawson First Impressions, Choosing a Cabin Site, Dogs and Dog-driving, Kinds of Gold Mining Varieties, Story of the Klondike Discovery, The Staking of Bonanza, Midwinter Short of Grub, Spring in the Yukon, Flood at Dawson, Hundreds of Miles of Claims, Midsummer in Dawson, Government in the Klondike Mining Laws, Vegetation and Agricultural Possibilities, and Last Steamer for St Michael. Plus Five Appendices: A Typical One-Year Outfit for One Man Supplied by The Alaska Commercial Company at Dawson in June 1897, Table of Distances, Table of Temperatures Observed by Mr. William Oglivie at 40 Mile From December 1895 to November 1896, United States Military in Alaska, and The Boundary Dispute. Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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