THE ALASKA GOLD RUSH by May McNeer
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THE ALASKA GOLD RUSH

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The Alaskan gold rush, unlike the California drive thirty years earlier, was an event which gave rise to a spirit of broad comedy. The concept of thousands of men and women sailing over freezing water or hiking over two thousand miles of unknown and difficult terrain, fully equipped with grand pianos and other such baggage, in retrospect has a droll appeal. Here, in an animated text, the rush is described. The hardships, losses and gains are calculated of a movement which despite its ludicrous overtones did much to stimulate the economy of Canada and lead men through the menacing barriers of North America's last frontier.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1960
Publisher: Random House-Landmark