Joe Quigley, Alaska Pioneer: Beyond the Gold Rush

Joe Quigley, Alaska Pioneer: Beyond the Gold Rush

by Cheryl Fair
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: 9781476679273
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/24/2020
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)
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
Introduction: Searching for Joe Quigley
 1. The Chilkoot Pass and Fortymile River
 2. “Just a small family”
 3. “A roving disposition”
 4. The Last Frontier
 5. Rocking on the Bars
 6. Eldorado
 7. Fairbanks
 8. Kantishna
 9. Joe and Fannie
10. Hard Rock
11. “An accurate observer of nature”
12. Community
13. The Great Mountain
14. Struggle
15. Postwar Resurgence
16. Expansion
17. Celebrity
18. Flight
19. Back Home
20. Cave In
21. Cashing Out
22. Still Rovin’
23. Seattle
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index

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