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Brotherhood of the Klondike By Jim Elik
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Three young brothers discover the lost journal of their great-great grandfather. In it they learn of his adventures in the Klondike during the gold rush of 1898, when he was only seventeen years... More > old. Through twists and turns, all of the characters get caught up in mysterious and intriguing circumstances.< Less
Brotherhood of the Klondike By Jim Elik
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Three young brothers discover the lost journal of their great-great grandfather. In it they learn of his adventures in the Klondike during the gold rush of 1898, when he was only seventeen years... More > old. Through twists and turns, all of the characters get caught up in mysterious and intriguing circumstances.< Less
Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers By Charles A. Bramble
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Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers by Charles A. Bramble first published in 1897. This book includes 12 drawings and 3 maps used as illustrations. Depict the everyday activities of miners en route... More > to and working in the gold fields during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. The discovery of gold in 1896 triggered the Klondike Gold Rush, which lasted until 1899. In a four-year period, more than 100,000 men and women set out for the gold fields of the Yukon in hopes of striking it rich. This book was meant to serve as a how-to manual for those seeking gold, and it outlined the most popular routes to the gold fields. The prospector is the pioneer in the work of mineral development. He is the pathfinder to hidden wealth. His part is wholly initiative; his role is at an end almost invariably with the establishment of a fixed value on his "find."< Less
Sourdoughs at Seventy Mile: California Native Sons in the Yukon Gold Rush By Chris Goode
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The accounts of California native sons who sought fortunes during the Yukon gold rush of 1898 provide context for the frenzy that overtook Dawson City. The book also reveals the conditions of... More > California’s pioneer families and their sons who decided to leave the comforts of the land of sunshine to risk their lives and fortunes in the Northwest Territory and Alaska. The book contains many first-hand accounts written by men who grew up together in the closely-knit, yet developing communities just south of San Francisco in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The accounts convey the history of the small towns in San Mateo County, including Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Half Moon Bay as they developed from Mexican ranchos into small communities that embodied the ideals of the western frontier in America. Fraternity, organization, persistence, diligence, individualism, and a penchant for adventure characterize the men and women who settled the West, then sought another frontier along the Yukon River.< Less
Sourdoughs at Seventy Mile: California Native Sons in the Yukon Gold Rush By Chris Goode
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The accounts of California native sons who sought fortunes during the Yukon gold rush of 1898 provide context for the frenzy that overtook Dawson City. The book also reveals the conditions of... More > California’s pioneer families and their sons who decided to leave the comforts of the land of sunshine to risk their lives and fortunes in the Northwest Territory and Alaska. The book contains many first-hand accounts written by men who grew up together in the closely-knit, yet developing communities just south of San Francisco in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The accounts convey the history of the small towns in San Mateo County, including Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Half Moon Bay as they developed from Mexican ranchos into small communities that embodied the ideals of the western frontier in America. Fraternity, organization, persistence, diligence, individualism, and a penchant for adventure characterize the men and women who settled the West, then sought another frontier along the Yukon River.< Less
Breedlove's Gold By Paul McPhie
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The story of the Klondike gold rush has become an authentic chapter of Alaska, Yukon, and Canadian history. This novel recounts the education in life, friendship, love and death of a young man, first... More > against the evolving backdrop of the American southwest, then the dazzling richness of the Yukon gold fields. The story contains the passion, humour, and heartbreak characterizing the journeys of so many gold digging argonauts in what one commentator has called "the most useless human migration in human history."< Less
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold By Simon Jericho
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Spending the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty Hawk finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling... More > curses. Set among the landscapes of the Klondike Gold Rush this riveting tale brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska and Canada's Yukon. This book is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery books featuring Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenaged seaplane pilot who is a cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, with boundless curiosity and courage, and a knack for getting into all kinds of precarious situations. This book is perfect to fire the imagination of readers of all ages - armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike - and inspire them to live an adventure and experience for themselves the places described in this book and all the books that follow as Kitty prepares for her next adventure –flying around the world!< Less
Maybe Tomorrow We Will Strike It By William Dunn
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A Klondike Gold Miner's Letters Home, 1898-1900
Maybe Tomorrow We Will Strike It By William Dunn
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A Klondike Gold Miner's Letters Home, 1898-1900
The Thin Black Line By David Rowland
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This is David Rowland's first novel. The story is set during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 19th century. Summer 1897, Samuel Cross labours tirelessly on his father's farm. he longs for a more... More > fulfilling life and welcomes the monthly trip into the port of Seattle to pick up supplies. It is during such a visit, that he reads a newspaper headline that gold has been found in the Klondike and men have returned richer than they could have imagined. With little prospect that his life will change, he takes control and leaves for Seattle without telling his parents. Luck is on his side as he finds a company looking for cooks to feed the mining company employees in the Klondike; the steamer departs tomorrow. On board he meets up with three young men similar to himself, all with different stories to tell, one of which will come to threaten his own life. The story follows the young men as their friendship grows and they endeavour to strike it rich in the frozen north.< Less