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Children of the Gold Rush
     

Children of the Gold Rush

by Claire Rudolf Murphy, Jane G. Haigh
 

ISBN-10: 0882405489

ISBN-13: 9780882405483

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company

Children of the gold Rush describes, in individual stories, vintage photographs, and historic memorabilia, what life was like for these indomitable kids a century ago. Gold rushes in Alask and the Yukon Territory attracted thousands of people from all over the world hoping to strike it rich. For thirty years they streamed into new towns like Dawson, Fairbanks, and

Overview

Children of the gold Rush describes, in individual stories, vintage photographs, and historic memorabilia, what life was like for these indomitable kids a century ago. Gold rushes in Alask and the Yukon Territory attracted thousands of people from all over the world hoping to strike it rich. For thirty years they streamed into new towns like Dawson, Fairbanks, and Nome, and hundreds of thrown-together mining camps. In the midst of all this activity lived children, too.

In a land where freezing, dark winters, and mosquito-filled summers challenged even the hardiest pioneers, the children, like their parents, had to be tough and quick to adapt to harsh conditions. Living in boomtowns and rugged encampments on the gold creeks, they learned to eat different foods such as caribou and moose, dress in fur clothing to survive the cold, and endure family separations.

Some left after only a few years, while others stayed and eventually raised their own children in an Alaska that had changed dramatically since the gold rush days. None would ever forget their childhood adventures in the Far North.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882405483
Publisher:
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.02(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments6
Introduction7
Map of Alaska and the Yukon10
I.Crystal Brilliant Snow: Traveling Troubadour12
II.Axinia and Helen Cherosky: Golden Sisters22
III.Ethel Anderson: Rocking for Gold on the Creeks30
IV.Robert Farnsworth: Army Post on the Yukon40
V.Antoinette and Annette Mayo: Trading Post Twins48
VI.Klondy Nelson: Life Without Papa56
VII.Cleora Casady: Gold Camp Childhood68
VIII.Donald McDonald: Iditarod Entrepreneur80
Epilogue89
Glossary91
Further Reading & Sources93
Photo Credits94
Index95
About the Authors96

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