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A Cheechako Goes to the Klondike, Adams, Charles W &  Jack Kutz &  Jack Williams
1 Adams, Charles W & Jack Kutz & Jack Williams A Cheechako Goes to the Klondike
Kenmore, WA Epicenter Press 2002 0970849397 / 9780970849397 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book.; Alaska Book Adventures ; 8.96 X 6.08 X 0.54 inches; 192 pages; "The Klondike Stampede caused a transportation boom in the north, where in its thrilling heyday about 250 wooden steamboats operated in the Yukon River drainage of Alaska and the Yukon. The sternwheelers became gold rush icons. But the hardy, pragmatic entrepreneurs who ran the boats were lured by profits, not romance. In 1901, a passenger's fare from St. Michael to Dawson (about 1,800 miles) was $125, and cargo was moved upriver at $100 a ton. Yet it was a tough, risky business. The season was short, good crews were hard to find, and a navigation error could sink or strand an investment worth tens of thousands of dollars--huge sums at the turn of the century. Mechanical problems were occupational hazards. The steamboats consumed enormous amounts of firewood for their boilers. And if a riverboat didn't find a safe berth or drydock before freezeup, it risked being crushed by ice the following spring. Charles W. Adams was an able, smart business college graduate who bought a share of the Lavelle Young in his mid-20s. He became one of the North's great riverboat captains, lived enough adventure in the north to fill several lifetimes, and played a crucial role in the founding of Fairbanks, Alaska. " 
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Frontier days in the Yukon, Basque, Garnet
2 Basque, Garnet Frontier days in the Yukon
Langley, BC Sunfire Publications 1991 0919531326 / 9780919531321 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear to pictorial card covers; A bright solid book.; B&W and Colour Photographs, Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 96 pages; This colorful history of the Klondike Gold Rush contains seven vignettes: - Prelude to Bonanza; Rabbit Creek; Queen of the Klondike; Gateway to the Klondike; White Pass & Yukon Railway; Paddle Wheels on the Yukon River and Jack Dalton: Pioneer Trail Builder 
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Frontier days in the Yukon, Basque, Garnet
3 Basque, Garnet Frontier days in the Yukon
Langley, BC Sunfire Publications 1991 0919531326 / 9780919531321 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear to card covers; A bright solid book.; B&W and Colour Illustrations, Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 96 pages; This colorful history of the Klondike Gold Rush contains seven vignettes: - Prelude to Bonanza; Rabbit Creek; Queen of the Klondike; Gateway to the Klondike; White Pass & Yukon Railway; Paddle Wheels on the Yukon River and Jack Dalton: Pioneer Trail Builder 
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The Gold Rush Trail Guide, BC Ministry of Tourism
4 BC Ministry of Tourism The Gold Rush Trail Guide
Victoria, BC BC Ministry of Tourism 1986 Softcover Very Good+ 
Small tear to fore edge of paper cover ; A bright, solid book ; British Columbia tourism Guide; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 47 pages; Gold rushes of British Columbia, large and small with photos, ads and maps. 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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I Married the Klondike, BERTON, LAURA BEATRICE
5 BERTON, LAURA BEATRICE I Married the Klondike
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1961 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
DJ chipped with short tears, light soil, some creasing. Two gift notations on half-title page, only light wear to book ; A tight solid book, hinges intact, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages; The author, mother of Canadian writer and journalist Pierre Berton, writes of her 25 years in Dawson City, Yukon. Beginning in 1907, when she was offered the position of Kindergarten Directress for Dawson City, the author tells of life in the Canadian North, and her travels around the Yukon Territories. Preface by family friend, Robert Service 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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Klondike; the Life & Death of the Last Great Gold Rush, Berton, Pierre
6 Berton, Pierre Klondike; the Life & Death of the Last Great Gold Rush
London W. H. Allen 1960 1st UK Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Price clipped DJ chipped with light delamination, short tears & some creasing. Light yellowing of pages ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 456 + index pages; A classic Canadian history by someone who spent his first 12 years in Dawson City. Berton was born there after the big rush and was imbued with the history of the place by his parents, especially by his mother, Laura Beatrice Berton, who wrote the biographical classic 'I Married the Klondike'. 
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The Streets Were Paved With Gold  A Pictorial History of the Klondike Gold Rush 1896-99, Cohen, Stan
7 Cohen, Stan The Streets Were Paved With Gold A Pictorial History of the Klondike Gold Rush 1896-99
Missoula, Montana Pictorial Histories Publishing Co. 1977 0933126034 / 9780933126039 Revised Edition; Sixth Printing Paperback Very Good 
Light wear to extremities. Previous owner's name on fly leaf. ; A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 202 pages; The Klondike Gold Rush, was a frenzy of gold rush immigration to and for gold prospecting, along the Klondike River near Dawson City, Yukon, Canada after gold was discovered there in the late 19th century and generally considered to be the greatest Gold Rush in North America's history. It compares scenes of the gold rush period with the same scenes today with Maps, illustrations, photographs, bibliography, There are many old black and white photos of this rip-roaring time, illustrating the hardships and difficulties for gold prospecting, along the Klondike River. In 1896, a party led by Keish (Skookum Jim Mason), a member of the Tagish First Nations, headed north, down the Yukon River from the Carcross area, looking for his sister Kate and her husband George Carmack. The party consisted of Skookum Jim, his cousin, known as Dawson Charlie, and his nephew. After meeting up with George and Kate, who were fishing for salmon at the mouth of the Klondike River, they ran into Nova Scotian Robert Henderson who had been mining gold on the Indian River, just south of the big dike. August 16, 1896, the Skookum party discovered rich placer gold deposits in Bonanza (Rabbit) Creek, Yukon. It is not clear who made the actual discovery, with some accounts saying that it was Kate Carmack, while others credit Skookum Jim. George Carmack was officially credited for the gold discovery because the actual claim was staked in his name. The group agreed to this because they felt that other miners would be reluctant to recognize a claim made by an Indian, given the strong racist attitudes of the time. 
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'Stroller' White Tales of a Klondike Newsman, DeArmond, R. N.
8 DeArmond, R. N. 'Stroller' White Tales of a Klondike Newsman
Vancouver BC Mitchell Press Limited 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Edge wear and light soiling to DJ, sun-faded on edges, small tears. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight solid book. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 182 pages; "Here is a book of lively anedcotes of the Klondike and Alaska told by a beloved writer who was part of the great Gold Rush and who stayed in the North until he died." White was an American journalist who fell in love with the North and its peoples 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Packers, Pans, and Paydirt  Prospecting to the Cariboo, Duclos, Noel George
9 Duclos, Noel George Packers, Pans, and Paydirt Prospecting to the Cariboo
Quesnel, BC Arthur Duclos 1995 0969997302 / 9780969997306 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear to card covers ; Book is bright and unmarked. ; B&W and Colour Photographs; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.40 inches; 196 pages; The author wrote this history of Cariboo gold mining as a result of research he performed while investigating the life of his parents, who settled in the Cariboo area of British Columbia. It was published privately by Arthur Duclos (the author's brother) three years after his death. 
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Kate Rice  Prospector, Duncan, Helen
10 Duncan, Helen Kate Rice Prospector
Toronto Simon & Pierre 1984 0889241341 / 9780889241343 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Some edge wear to book and price clipped dust jacket. Previous owner's name top of front free end paper, pages lightly yellowed. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. This is a fictionalized account of Kate Rice's life. ; Map; 8.90 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 200 pages; "Kathleen Rice was an inspiring woman who lived ahead of her time. Born in St. Marys, Ontario, she graduated as a gold medallist in Mathematics at the University of Toronto in 1906. After a conventional beginning teaching school in Ontario and Saskatchewan, Kate broke free of the mold, searching for new frontiers as a prospector in Manitoba during the gold rush. She formed a partnership with Dick Woosey and began a life in the remote areas around Herb Lake, prospecting and trapping. After Woosey's death, Kate faced her final and most difficult challenge - living alone in the wildness of the north." 
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The Trail of 1858  British Columbia's Gold Rush Past, Forsythe, Mark &  Greg Dickson
11 Forsythe, Mark & Greg Dickson The Trail of 1858 British Columbia's Gold Rush Past
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 2007 155017424X / 9781550174243 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Signed by All Authors; Only slight wear to pictorial card covers. ; Inscribed by both authors on front fly leaf. A bright solid book. ; B&W Photographs; 9.90 X 8.40 X 0.60 inches; 223 pages; In 1858, over eight decades had passed since Captain James Cook claimed the shores of what would become British Columbia for the British crown, but European settlers had shown little interest in the new lands. The non-aboriginal population was only about 700. Then gold was discovered on the shores of the Fraser River and, overnight, the lonely outpost of empire was overrun by some 30,000 fevered gold-seekers. The raucous sourdough hordes were mostly American and treated the new territory as an extension of the United States. The fragile colonial administration in Victoria was overwhelmed and the territory's future as a British possession hung in the balance. But by the time the gold rush wound down a decade later, the colony of British Columbia had come into being and BC's destiny as a part of Canada was sealed.In The Trail of 1858, BC Almanac host Mark Forsythe and coauthor Greg Dickson augment their historical research with contributions from CBC listeners that give the gold rush story a personal, folksy feel. Making liberal use of historic photos, the authors celebrate memorable personalities from this epic time: the stern but sensible Judge Matthew Begbie; the peacemaking Chief Spintlum; Nam Sing, the first Chinese miner in the Cariboo; overlander Catherine Schubert; high-rolling miners Billy Barker and Cariboo Cameron; and a host of others.The Trail of 1858 is a combination of fact and memory of the colourful characters who helped form this province; it is a book from which history truly jumps. 
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The Gold Fields of the Klondike, Leonard, John W.
12 Leonard, John W. The Gold Fields of the Klondike
Whitehorse YK Clairedge 1994 0969872305 / 9780969872306 Facsimile Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Prev. owner's name on inside front board. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8.60 X 5.50 X 1.10 inches; 209 pages; This is a reprint of the 1897 book subtitled - Fortune Seekers' Guide to the Yukon Region of Alaska and British Columbia, the story as told by Ladue, Berry, Phiscator and other gold finders 
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From Duck Lake to Dawson City  The diary of Eben McAdam's journey to the Klondike, 1898-1899, McAdam, Ebenezer; R. Gordon Moyles (editor)
13 McAdam, Ebenezer; R. Gordon Moyles (editor) From Duck Lake to Dawson City The diary of Eben McAdam's journey to the Klondike, 1898-1899
Saskatoon Western Producer Prairie Books 1977 0919306888 / 9780919306882 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Dust jacket chipped, torn, creased.; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 135 pages 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Gold Rush, Neering, Rosemary & Daniel R. Birch (editor)
14 Neering, Rosemary & Daniel R. Birch (editor) Gold Rush
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1974 0889021759 / 9780889021754 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Light edge wear to card covers; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Maps, B&W photographs, drawings; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 64 pages; This is a largely pictorial history of the gold rush phenomenon in western North America written for the school system. 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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15 Olive, W. H. T. THE RIGHT WAY ON - ADVENTURES IN THE KLONDYKE OF 1898 MEMOIRS OF W. H. T. OLIVE (WILLIAM HENRY TREWOLLA)
Langley, BC Timberholme 1999 189425404X / 9781894254045 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Slight wear, small remainder dot bottom page edges.; Dust jacket in Mylar DJ unclipped. A tight bright book.; B&W Illustrations; 327 pages; 'W. H. T. Olive's memoir is his record of the year he spent as "manager of the boats" for the Bennett Lake & Klondyke Navigation Company in the Yukon Gold Rush of 1898.'. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Golden Nuggets  Roadhouse Portraits along the Cariboo's Gold-Rush Trail, Patenaude, Branwen
16 Patenaude, Branwen Golden Nuggets Roadhouse Portraits along the Cariboo's Gold-Rush Trail
Surrey, BC Heritage House Publishing 1998 1895811562 / 9781895811568 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 96 pages 
Price: 13.50 CDN
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Ghost Towns of the Yukon, Paterson, Thomas William
17 Paterson, Thomas William Ghost Towns of the Yukon
Langley, BC Stagecoach Publishing 1977 0889830096 / 9780889830097 First Edition; First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Card covers have light shelfwear to edges. Prev. owner's name in ink on title page. Title page is separating. ; B&W Photographs; 8.80 X 5.70 X 0.60 inches; 148 pages; renowned historian, Paterson, goes into great detail, covering the gold rush in the Klondike and its affect on residents, white and first nations. 
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BARKERVILLE A GUIDE TO THE FABULOUS CARIBOO GOLD CAMP, Ramsay, Bruce & Color and B&W Illustrations
18 Ramsay, Bruce & Color and B&W Illustrations BARKERVILLE A GUIDE TO THE FABULOUS CARIBOO GOLD CAMP
Langley, BC Sunfire Publications Ltd. 1987 091953127X / 9780919531277 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Light edge wear to black card covers ; A bright solid book. B&W period photos as well as colour photos of modern Barkerville and the museums and displays created for the curious visitors. ; B&W and Color Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 64 pages; A guide book originally sold in Barkerville, which outlines the history of the town. Many old b&w photographs, and new color prints of the same areas. This provides a history of the Cariboo gold rush and the people who made it happen. 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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The Shooting of Dan McGrew, Service, Robert &  Ted Harrison
19 Service, Robert & Ted Harrison The Shooting of Dan McGrew
Toronto Kids Can Press 1988 0921103352 / 9780921103356 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Top back fore corner slightly bumped, otherwise as new ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 12 X 9 X 0.40 inches; 32 pages; "The poem about the shooting of the fictitious Dan McGrew was written soon after the gold rush in Dawson City was over; it is an unrelenting story of the greed, jealousy, loneliness and betrayal that were characteristic of the Gold Rush era, and how Dan McGrew became the hated target of a half-crazed miner. While the action of the poem is intense and demanding, the painterly illustrations by Harrison are overwhelmingly powerful; they seem to take on a life of their own, drawing readers' attentions away from the text and toward the surrealistic interpretation of events. With ice-cold blues and violets, accented by vibrant reds and yellows, Harrison creates a pulsating world of hate and destruction; it's a fascinating interpretation of a well-known poem about the frustrations and splendors of the Canadian Gold Rush." (Publisher's Weekly) 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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The Last Great Gold Rush  A Klondike Reader, Wilson, Graham
20 Wilson, Graham The Last Great Gold Rush A Klondike Reader
Whitehorse YK Wolf Creek Books 2002 0968709125 / 9780968709122 Softcover Very Good 
Light wear to card covers, prev. owner's initials and date on title page. ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; 8.96 X 6.06 X 0.68 inches; 224 pages; From the back cover: "This sweeping anthology records the heart-stopping adventure of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. In this reader famous personalities as well as ordinary stampeders tell their haunting stories. Along the Trail of '98 we learn of hardships, triumphs and bitter failures through stunning first-hand accounts." 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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