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Gold diggers: striking it rich in the Klondike

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"Gray memorably resuscitates the life of the miners . . . A lively, delightful reenactment of a single era of 'Klondike mythology.'" —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Between 1896 and 1899, thousands of people lured by gold braved a grueling journey into the remote wilderness of North America. Within two years, Dawson City, in the Canadian Yukon, grew from a mining camp of four hundred to a raucous town of over thirty thousand people. The stampede to the Klondike was the last great gold rush in history. Drawing on letters, memoirs, newspaper articles, and stories, Charlotte Gray delivers an enthralling tale of the gold madness that swept through a continent and changed a landscape and its people forever. In Gold Diggers, she follows six stampeders—Bill Haskell, a farm boy who hungered for striking gold; Father Judge, a Jesuit priest who aimed to save souls and lives; Belinda Mulrooney, a twenty-four-year-old who became the richest businesswoman in town; Flora Shaw, a journalist who transformed the towns governance; Sam Steele, the officer who finally established order in the lawless town; and most famously Jack London, who left without gold, but with the stories that would make him a legend. "Gray has hit pay dirt with this hardscrabble history, a vibrant, detailed recreation of the frenzied boomtown of Dawson City." —Publishers Weekly "A fascinating, rich account . . . Readers can only be grateful to such a skilled writer and historian as Charlotte Gray to let us go to, feel, smell and wonder at such an astonishing place as Dawson City during the ephemeral gold rush." —The Globe and Mail The inspiration for the TV miniseries, Klondike.
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Between 1896 and 1899, thousands of people lured by gold braved a grueling journey into the remote wilderness of North America. Within two years, Dawson City, in the Canadian Yukon, grew from a mining camp of four hundred to a raucous town of over thirty thousand people. The stampede to the Klondike was the last great gold rush in history.

Drawing on letters, memoirs, newspaper articles, and stories, Charlotte Gray delivers an enthralling tale of the gold madness that swept through a continent and changed a landscape and its people forever. In Gold Diggers, she follows six stampeders—Bill Haskell, a farm boy who hungered for striking gold; Father Judge, a Jesuit priest who aimed to save souls and lives; Belinda Mulrooney, a twenty-four-year-old who became the richest businesswoman in town; Flora Shaw, a journalist who transformed the towns governance; Sam Steele, the officer who finally established order in the lawless town; and most famously Jack London, who left without gold, but with the stories that would make him a legend.

"Gray has hit pay dirt with this hardscrabble history, a vibrant, detailed recreation of the frenzied boomtown of Dawson City." —Publishers Weekly

"A fascinating, rich account . . . Readers can only be grateful to such a skilled writer and historian as Charlotte Gray to let us go to, feel, smell and wonder at such an astonishing place as Dawson City during the ephemeral gold rush." —The Globe and Mail

The inspiration for the TV miniseries, Klondike.
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subject_facetDawson (Yukon) -- History -- 19th century
Electronic books
Frontier and pioneer life -- Yukon -- Klondike River Valley
Gold mines and mining -- Yukon -- Klondike River Valley -- History -- 19th century
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Biography
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Gold discoveries
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- History -- 19th century
title_displayGold diggers : striking it rich in the Klondike
title_fullGold Diggers Striking It Rich in the Klondike
Gold diggers : striking it rich in the Klondike / Charlotte Gray
Gold diggers : striking it rich in the Klondike [electronic resource] / Charlotte Gray
title_shortGold diggers
title_substriking it rich in the Klondike
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Frontier and pioneer life
Gold discoveries
Gold mines and mining
History
Nonfiction