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The Last Great Gold Rush A Klondike Reader by Graham Wilson

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Published by Wolf Creek Books .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History: American,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Canada - Post-Confederation (1867-),
  • United States - 19th Century

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8558972M
ISBN 100968709125
ISBN 109780968709122

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Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, - Kindle edition by Berton, Pierre. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, /5(83).   The Last Great Gold Rush. In the late s, some , would-be prospectors journeyed to the remote Yukon region of Canada as part of one of the largest gold rushes in history. The Klondike gold rush experience of the "sourdoughs" and "cheekachos" - veteran Klondikers and the gold rush naifs, all of whom sacrificed everything to get rich quick. Of course, most left dirt poor - and even most of those who struck it big lost it big, too. The gold /5.   This Gold Rush, named after the Klondike River in the Yukon territory of Canada, was the last great scramble for gold in the old West. One hundred thousand persons, mostly from the U.S., set out for the Klondike in , 30, or 40, got there, after an arduous journey through killing winter snows, and a few hundred found gold.5/5(4).

One of the last "great gold rushes" was the Klondike Gold Rush in Canada's Yukon Territory (–99). This gold rush is immortalised in the novels of Jack London, and Charlie Chaplin's film The Gold Rush. Robert William Service depicted with talent in his poetries the dramatic event of the Gold Rush, especially in the book The Trail of ' The main goldfield was along the south flank of the. With the building of the railroad and the settlement of the plains, the North West was opening up. The Klondike stampede was a wild interlude in the epic story of western development, and here are its dramatic tales of hardship, heroism, and villainy. We meet Soapy Smith, dictator of Skagway; Swiftwater Bill Gates, who bathed in champagne; Silent Sam Bonnifield, who lost and won back a hotel /5(5).   The California Gold Rush was sparked by the discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early and was arguably one of the . Pierre Francis de Marigny Berton CC OOnt (J – Novem ) was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a television personality and won many honours and awards for his books. An accomplished storyteller, Berton was one of Canada's most prolific and popular : Canadiana and Canadian history.

Buy Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, Revised by Berton, Pierre (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(76). Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, Pierre Berton. Doubleday Canada, - History - pages. I bought this book so I could read up on Alaskan history before our cruise this summer, and I was worried I made a poor choice. Klondike Fever is a brick of a book at about pages. If it was in /5(4).   This book is very well written, meticulously accurate, entertaining, and justifies its reputation as one of the very best accounts of the last of the great gold rushes. As Mr Berton says, who grew up in the site of the infamous rush in Dawson City, "it was certainly one of the strangest mass movements of human beings in history.".Cited by: Travel Guide The Klondike Gold Rush. Between and some , prospectors rushed to the Klondike region to find gold. It was discovered by local miners and when news reached Seattle and San Francisco, it caused a became wealthy, but the majority went in vain.