Alaska Gold Rush: True Stories Told By The People Who Were There is a unique collection of 12 stories -- the best ones we could find -- torn from the pages of gold rush-era newspapers. These are great gold rush stories such as "Rush Into New Fields" and "Miners Fleeced by the Mounted Police" that focus on the real trials and tribulations of novice gold miners in a harsh land. Some of the stories are about famous gold rush bandits and murderers, such as "End of Soapy Smith -- Bad Man." And some of the stories feature the relatively few who actually struck it rich, like "Alaska Has Big Prizes for the Winners."
This 12,700 word book features 24 graphics ranging from reproductions of story headlines set in the original font, to engravings of the miners and the ships they traveled on. In addition there is a liberal sprinkling of exact reproductions of wonderful old contemporary newspaper advertisements of the times.
Lawrence David Weiss PhD has lived in Anchorage Alaska since 1982. He formerly taught sociology and public health at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and has been the executive director of two nonprofit organizations engaged in public health and social policy matters. He is the author of several books and numerous papers on topics such as the economic history of the Navajo people; public health issues, policy, and systems; and Alaska gold rush era history. Weiss is the founder of Kennyhill Publishing Company which was established with a focus on American Southwest and Northwest historical works produced as electronic publications.read more
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