Towering glaciers, endless tundra, caribou and moose foraging through the forests, the seemingly endless Arctic winter nights... these are the images of the frozen North. When Alaska was America's newest possession and the Yukon was unexplored and considered desolate wasteland, intrepid men and women headed north on voyages of exploration and discovery.
Thye found rivers clogged with spawning salmon, abundant game and wildlife, virgin timberland and fertile valleys. But it was a desolate life, far from the comforts and conviences of home. That changed soon enough with the discovery of gold. Gold fever struck fast and hot. They poured in by the thoussands, desperately searching for the precuous metal.
Even after the glow had faded, some remained, the true pioneers who would mold a new way of life from th eland and the seas. Here is their story.
Illustrated with original photographs and paintings, Tales of Alaska and the Yukon captures the spirit of the wild Northwest.