Joe Quigley, Alaska Pioneer: Beyond the Gold Rush

Joe Quigley, Alaska Pioneer: Beyond the Gold Rush

by Cheryl Fair

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Overview

In May 1891, Joe Quigley embarked on a journey north to try his luck prospecting for gold in Alaska. Although he had been wandering across America since leaving home at 15, this would be the biggest adventure, and the biggest risk, Quigley had ever taken. A project that began as genealogical research into a family's history, this biography traces the life of a fascinating character before, during and after the great Klondike gold rush. Deeply researched, including quotes from Quigley and numerous photographs, this book is more than another tale of the Klondike Gold Rush. It is an intimate look at the inspiring life of a pioneer prospector, who witnessed the exploration and development of one of America's most harsh, beautiful and captivating landscapes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476638744
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/17/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 1,063,062
File size: 10 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cheryl Fair is a freelance photographer, filmmaker, and writer. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction: Searching for Joe Quigley 1
 1. The Chilkoot Pass and Fortymile River 5
 2. “Just a small family” 16
 3. “A roving disposition” 22
 4. The Last Frontier 31
 5. Rocking on the Bars 35
 6. Eldorado 43
 7. Fairbanks 50
 8. Kantishna 55
 9. Joe and Fannie 62
10. Hard Rock 67
11. “An accurate observer of nature” 73
12. Community 80
13. The Great Mountain 86
14. Struggle 95
15. Postwar Resurgence 99
16. Expansion 109
17. Celebrity 118
18. Flight 124
19. Back Home 129
20. Cave In 138
21. Cashing Out 144
22. Still Rovin’ 155
23. Seattle 162
Chapter Notes 169
Bibliography 185
Index 189

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