Gold Fever: Incredible Tales of the Klondike Gold Rush

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Heritage House Publishing Co, May 4, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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In 1897, tens of thousands of would-be prospectors flooded into the Yukon in search of instant wealth during the Klondike Gold Rush. In this historical tale of mayhem and obsession, characters like prospectors George Carmack and Skookum Jim, Skagway gangster Soapy Smith and Mountie Sam Steele come to life. Enduring savage weather, unforgiving terrain, violence and starvation, a lucky few made their fortune, and some just as quickly lost it. The lure of the North is still irresistible in this exciting account of a fabled era of Canadian history.

 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
5
The Days Everything Changed
24
Eldorado
48
The Treasure Ships
68
Journey into Hell
82
Starvation City
96
epilogue The Beginning of the End 1
128
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About the author (2009)

Rich Moleis a former broadcaster, communications consultant and president of a Vancouver Island advertising agency. Fuelled by a lifelong fascination with history, he writes extensively about the events and people of Canada's past.

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