Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields 1896 1898

Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields 1896 1898

“A thrilling narrative of personal experiences and adventures in the wonderful gold regions of Alaska and the Klondike, with observations of travel and exploration along the Yukon.

Author: William Haskell

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“A thrilling narrative of personal experiences and adventures in the wonderful gold regions of Alaska and the Klondike, with observations of travel and exploration along the Yukon. Portraying the dangers, hardships, and privations of a gold-seeker's life; with a faithful description of life and scenes in gold mines and camps. Including full and authentic information of the countries described, their underground treasures, how to find them, etc.” This classic first-hand account contains the following chapters: I. My Boyhood and Early Life—What Led Me to Adopt the Life of a Gold-seeker—Why My Eyes Were Turned Towards Alaska II. Ho For Alaska!—Extent of Our Great Territory— Getting Ready For the Start—Our Outfit and What It Consisted Of III. Choosing a Route—Our Voyage Along the Coast-arrival at Dyea—First Experience With Natives IV. Life on the Trail—Strange Sights and Scenes—Storm Bound in Sheep Camp—a Woman’s Adventures and Experiences V. The Dreaded Chilkoot Pass—How We Crossed It—Sliding Down the Mountains at Lightning Speed—“There Comes a Woman” VI. Camp Life in Alaska—We Build a Boat to Continue Our Journey— Adventures With Bears VII. A Dangerous Voyage—Overturning of Our Boat—Loss of an $800 Outfit—We Escape With Our Lives—Hunting For a Camp Thief VIII. Some Thrilling Experiences—Discovery of the Thief—His Summary Punishment—Pictures by the Way IX. Life on a Yukon Post—Our First Glimpse of the Klondike—How Miners Administer Justice in Alaska—The Plague of Mosquitoes X. Arrival at Circle City—Dance Halls and Other Places of Amusement—The Yukon Sled—Alaskan Dogs and their Peculiarities XI. Guarding Against Evil-Doers—Life in a Gold-Seeker’s Cabin—How It Is Built and Furnished XII. Work and Wages in Alaska—Agricultural Possibilities in the Icy North—Cost of Living XIII. We Reach the Gold Diggings—Locating a Claim—How Gold Is Mined—The Miner’s Pan, Rocker, and Sluice Boxes XIV. My Voyage Down the Mighty Yukon—Incidents and Experiences During the Trip—In the Shadow of the Arctic Circle XV. Still Journeying Along the Dreary River—Sights and Scenes on the Way—Habits and Peculiarities of the Indians XVI. Arrival at Forty Mile—Wonderful Stories of New Diggings—Ho! For the Klondike!—Mad Rush of Excited Gold-Seekers XVII. My First Tramp in the Klondike Gold Fields—What a Place For Gold!—A Peep into the Sluice Boxes—I Stake a Claim XVIII. the Discovery of Eldorado—The Founding of Dawson—Confusion and Queer Complications Over Claims—“Three inch White” XIX. Richness of the Klondike Gold Fields—The Great Winter Exodus From Circle City—First Results From Testing Pans—Miners Wild With Excitement XX. Winter in the Klondike—Camp Life and Work—A Miner’s Domestic Duties—Christmas in a Gold-Seeker’s Camp XXI. Alaskan Weather—On the Verge of Starvation—How We Pulled Through—Dangers of Winter Traveling—Painful Experiences XXII. Preparing For Sluicing—The Spring “Clean-Up”— Astonishing Results When Dirt Was Washed Out—Some Lucky Strikes—The Romance of Fortune XXIII. Stories of Great Hardships and Scanty Rewards—A Romance of the Klondike—Claim Jumpers—An Old Slave’s Lucky Strike XXIV. Incidents of the Trail—Death and Burial of a Baby—A Woman’s Thrilling Experiences XXV. The Opportunities For Money-Making in Alaska—The Costly Experience of Two Tenderfeet—Appalling Price of a Supper—A Horse Missing With $49,000 in Gold XXVI. Dawson and ItsIniquities—Gambling Places, Their Devices and Their Ways—Night Scenes in the Dance Halls—Real Life in New Mining Camps XXVII. A Refuge For Criminals—The Mines More Profitable Than Sporting Devices—Pursuing a Fugitive—A Chase of 25,000 Miles For an Escaped Murderer XXVIII. Women in the Klondike—Some Romantic Stories—Experience of a Woman on the Trail—How Women Have Made Fortunes ... and 12 more chapters.
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Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields

Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold Fields

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Author: William B. Haskell

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0266942105

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Excerpt from Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold-Fields: A Thrilling Narrative of Personal Experiences and Adventures in the Wonderful Gold Regions of Alaska and the Klondike, With Observations of Travel and Exploration Along the Yukon; Portraying the Dangers, Hardships, and Privations of a Gold-Seekers Life The Trail up Birch Creek Some of the Gulches Great Cost of Wood The Process of Placer Mining How the Prospector Works Testing the Dirt - The Miner's Pan - The Trick of Shaking Out Gold - 'all the Fascination Of Gambling Nature Holds the Cards Placer Mining Conditioned by the Climate - The Old Process of sun-thawing Soil That Resists Picks, Dynamite, and Hydraulics Where Fire Burning is Necessary - Burning at Night - A Long Process Sinking through the Muck Rockers Sluices and how They are Constructed Nature Caught in the Act Claims Regulated by the Miners Themselves The Birch Creek Yield of Gold, 199. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields

Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields

In 1849. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: A. C. Harris

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ISBN: 1331875153

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Excerpt from Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields: Containing a Full Account of the Discovered of Gold; Enormous Deposits of the Precious Metal; Routes Traversed by Miners; How to Find Gold; Camp Life at Klondike Klondike is the magic word that is thrilling the whole country. It stands for millions of gold and great fortunes for hundreds of miners, who have risen from poverty to affluence in the brief period of a few months. Thousands arc reading of fortunes made in the Klondike Gold Fields, and thousands of others are turning their longing eyes toward the new El Dorado. The old Spanish dreams of a wonderful realm somewhere in the Western Continent, made of gold and precious stones, seem almost on the point of being realized. Not since 1849, when the marvellous discoveries of gold were made in California, has there been such excitement among all classes of people. Everybody wants to know the real facts concerning the new discoveries. On every hand there is an eagerness for the most reliable information, which is furnished by this new and comprehensive work, containing a full description of Ala'ika and the Gold Regions. The author writes from personal experience and observation, as he has been an eye-witness of the scenes, incidents and facts which he describes and narrates. The work gives a complete account of the rise of the gold fever, the excitement produced by the news of unlimited deposits of the precious metal; the rush of miners seeking fortunes at Klondike; hasty preparations for the long and perilous journey; and the formation of companies eager to take possession of the region abounding in untold wealth. The thousands of prospectors hurrying to the Gold Fields give us a picture of the rush to California when the discoveries of gold were made in that State in 1849. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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To the Klondike Gold Fields

To the Klondike Gold Fields

Author: Alaska Commercial Company

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1314481193

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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Field

Alaska and the Klondike Gold Field

It outlines the enormous deposits of the precious metal, covers routes traveled by the miners, camp life and much more. Nearly 600 Pages tell the story of one of most famous gold rushes ever. Now back in print from Miningbooks.com

Author: A. C. Harris

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ISBN: 1614740437

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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields is one of the most accurate accounts of the Klondike Gold Rush having been written during the Gold Rush at its height in 1897. It provides a full account of the discovery of gold. It outlines the enormous deposits of the precious metal, covers routes traveled by the miners, camp life and much more. Nearly 600 Pages tell the story of one of most famous gold rushes ever. Now back in print from Miningbooks.com
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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers Including Mrs Eli Gage s Experiences of a Year Among the Yukon Mining Camps

Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields     Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers     Including Mrs  Eli Gage s Experiences of a Year Among the Yukon Mining Camps

Includes, with the description of the gold rush to the Klondike, information on the physical geography, natural history, resources, and gold mining of Alaska, the natives and missions.

Author: A. C. Harris

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ISBN: OCLC:463869145

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Includes, with the description of the gold rush to the Klondike, information on the physical geography, natural history, resources, and gold mining of Alaska, the natives and missions.
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New Official Map of Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields

New Official Map of Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields

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Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1294511114

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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields

Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields

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Author: A. C. Harris

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ISBN: 1293091936

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Alaska And The Klondike Gold Fields ...: Practical Instructions For Fortune Seekers ... A. C. Harris s.n., 1897 Alaska; Klondike River Valley (Yukon)
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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields Containing a Full Account of the Discovery of Gold Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers Including a Graphic Description of the Gold Regions Mrs Eli Gage s Experiences of a Year Among the Yukon Mining Camps Embellished with Many Engravings Representing Mining and Other Scenes in Alaska With a Map

Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields  Containing a Full Account of the Discovery of Gold     Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers     Including a Graphic Description of the Gold Regions     Mrs  Eli Gage s Experiences of a Year Among the Yukon Mining Camps     Embellished with Many Engravings Representing Mining and Other Scenes in Alaska   With a Map

Author: A. C. HARRIS (Traveller.)

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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields Scholar s Choice Edition

Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields   Scholar s Choice Edition

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Author: A C Harris

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ISBN: 1298463629

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