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Girl in the Gold Camp

A True Account of an Alaska Adventure, 1909-1910

Author: Peggy Rouch Dodson

Publisher: Epicenter Press

ISBN: 9780945397533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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At age 16, the author rafted down the Yukon River to live in a gold camp. This book details a fascinating slice of Alaska's history.

The Goldcamp Vampire

Author: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing

ISBN: 1452412723

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Pelagia Harper, aka Valentine Lovelace, published her memoirs of her time in Draco, Texas and became an established writer-at least in her own mind. But when her father dies and her stepmother steals her royalties, she finds herself destitute. Also haunted. The ghost of her papa keeps popping up everywhere. When her father s old flame, Sasha Devine, offers her a way out of her poverty, Pelagia jumps on it before she knows what s involved. In 1897, the two ladies must travel North to the Klondike (the Wild West is a relative term as far as V. Lovelace is concerned) escorting the coffin of a man said to be Lost-Cause Lawson, a prospector. It turns out the man beneath the coffin lid is not as dead as he was supposed to be and somehow, Pelagia ends up being accused of murdering a Mountie. Apparently the sensible solution to that is to fake her own suicide. The upshot is that when she finally does arrive in Dawson City with Sasha, she is obliged to take employment as a dance hall girl and a flamenco dancer (Corazon, the Belle of Barcelone). Her boss seems nice though. Very sociable, especially with all of his new female employees. It isn t long before Pelagia learns that Vasily Vladovitch Bledinoff is giving the biting cold some competition. It isn t until her friend Captain Lomax receives a new book from England, written by a fellow named Bram Stoker, that she begins to get a clue what exactly is going on with the mode for black velvet neck bands the girls are all sporting. Then there s all of those really smart wolves, the threat of starvation and disease, and other strange and unusual wildlife. This book is about what life was like for a female artiste in Dawson City as it was during the Gold Rush-when everyone was there to strike it rich-except for the vampires, who were there for the night life.

Gold Rush Grub

From Turpentine Stew to Hoochinoo

Author: Ann Chandonnet

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1889963712

Category: Cooking

Page: 234

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Ann Chandonnet brings us a rollicking history of gold rush food complete with hearty recipes ranging from sourdough flapjacks to stewed porcupine. From miners meals and home remedies to holiday fare, beverages, and housekeeping, Gold Rush Grub follows the trail of stampeders from Sutter's Mill in California to Alaska and the Klondike. The first food history of its kind, Gold Rush Grub presents a panoramic view of an exciting period in American history. The grub that stampeders ate was affected by everything from arctic weather to Pacific Coast agriculture and Midwest meat packing. For those who struck it rich, there were oysters, ice cream, and cognac. The less fortunate had to make due with beans and nettle soup. Readers with an adventurous palate can experiment with recipes for scalloped grayling and caribou scrapple. Those who prefer to leave the porcupines and bears in peace will enjoy the engaging prose and historic photographs. Gold Rush Grub will appeal to general readers, cookbook aficionados, and anyone who loves a good meal and a great story. "There's a heavy dose of gold rush history here, which sets it a cut above your normal recipe-oriented cookbook." The Midwest Book Review "[A] fascinating new culinary history of gold miners in California, Alaska and the Klondike." Northwest Palate Chandonnet ably demonstrates how the cuisine high and low of the western gold rushes fits into America's culinary mainstream. A unique look at the last great adventure. Bruce Merrell, Alaska Bibliographer, Anchorage Municipal Libraries

Camp Fire Girls in War and Peace

Author: Isabel Hornibrook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 292

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Roaring Camp

The Social World of the California Gold Rush

Author: Susan Lee Johnson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320992

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 3329

Captures the multiethnic, multicultural world of the California Gold Rush, in a richly textured social history that profiles the era's diverse and colorful characters, the evolution of a unique society, and the sources of our legends and myths about the Gold Rush. Reprint.

The Gold-Threaded Dress

Author: Carolyn Marsden

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630834246

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 3408

In Thailand she was named Oy, but here in America the teachers call her Olivia. Her classmate Frankie makes fun of her and calls her Chinese. And the popular girl Liliandra barely speaks to her, until she learns that Oy has something very special: a Thai dancing dress from her grandmother, shimmering with pink silk and golden threads. Will Oy risk shaming her family to win Liliandra's approval - and be part of the club she has envied from afar?

Treadwell Gold

An Alaska Saga of Riches and Ruin

Author: Sheila Kelly

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602231184

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7305

A century ago, Treadwell, Alaska, was a featured stop on steamship cruises, a rich, up-to-date town that was the most prominent and proud in all Alaska. Its wealth, however, was founded on the remarkably productive gold mines on Douglas Island, and when those caved in and flooded in the early decades of the twentieth century, Treadwell sank into relative obscurity. Treadwell Gold presents first-person accounts from the sons and daughters of the miners, machinists, hoist operators, and superintendents who together dug and blasted the gold that made Treadwell rich. Alongside these stories are vintage photos that capture both the industrial vigor of the mines and the daily lives that made up Treadwell society. The book will fascinate anyone interested in Alaskan history or the romance of gold mining’s past.

The Lady in Gold

The Extraordinary Tale of Gustave Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

Author: Anne Marie O'Connor

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 1101873124

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Shares the dramatic and fantastical events that shaped the creation of the Austrian Symbolist painter's most famous portrait, covering such topics as the story of the beautiful Viennese Jewish salon hostess who was his model, contributing factors in turn-of-the-century Vienna and the painting's bizarre fate.

Alaska History

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Marvin W. Falk

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313282249

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 9423

Historian and bibliographer Falk (U. of Alaska-Fairbanks) cites 3,030 published works, providing most with descriptive, summary, or explanatory annotations. They include works on the environment, prehistory, Alaska natives, Russian Alaska, and the US era. Other sections cover atlases, map literature and gazetteers; bibliographies and indexes; and s

A Good Camp

Gold Mines of Julian and the Cuyamacas

Author: Leland Fetzer

Publisher: Adventures in Cultural and Nat

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 104

View: 1946

An informal history of the gold mines of the Cuyamacas, including a guide to the mines that can still be viewed today.

Girl on the Golden Coin

A Novel of Frances Stuart

Author: Marci Jefferson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250037212

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Impoverished and exiled to the French countryside after the overthrow of the English Crown, Frances Stuart survives merely by her blood-relation to the Stuart Royals. But in 1660, the Restoration of the Stuart Monarchy in England returns her family to favor. Frances discards threadbare gowns and moves to gilded Fontainebleau Palace, where she soon catches the Sun King's eye. But Frances is no ordinary court beauty—she has Stuart secrets to keep and her family to protect. King Louis XIV turns vengeful when she rejects his offer to become his Official Mistress. He banishes her to England with orders to seduce King Charles II and secure an alliance. Armed in pearls and silks, Frances maneuvers the political turbulence of Whitehall Palace, but still can't afford to stir a scandal. Her tactic to inspire King Charles to greatness captivates him. He believes her love can make him a better man, and even chooses Frances to pose as Britannia for England's coins. Frances survives the Great Fire, the Great Plague, and the debauchery of the Restoration Court, yet loses her heart to the very king she must control. The discovery of a dangerous plot will force her to choose between love for herself and war for her beloved country. Debut author Marci Jefferson's Girl on the Golden Coin brings to life a captivating woman whose beauty, compassion, and intellect impacted a king and a nation.

Gold Trading Boot Camp

How to Master the Basics and Become a Successful Commodities Investor

Author: Gregory T. Weldon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118046180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 7650

Praise for Gold Trading Boot Camp "If speculate you must, read Weldon first." —James Grant, Editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer "This book delivers on all of the essential elements of successful financial literature. Weldon provides a compelling context, walks through the metrics that affect the price action, and assimilates the decision-making process in kind. From soup to nuts, this is one of the most comprehensive tutorials I've read on the subject of commodities." —Todd Harrison, founder and CEO, Minyanville Publishing and Multimedia, LLC "The gold price is rising in today's turbulent financial times. Preparation and knowledge are essential to profit from higher prices, and this book provides everything you need to take advantage of the trading opportunities thatlie ahead." —James Turk, founder, GoldMoney.com "This book, with its insights into the current investment climate coincides with what many feel is a new bull market in gold. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' investment approach, but every investor who applies such preparation and rigor as Greg outlines will certainly have increased returns with fewer losses. It should be on every investor's bookshelf, handy for reference, and re-read every year. Greg puts paid to the notion of random walk!" —Kim Evans, CEO, Global Building and Supply

The Gold Girl

Author: James Beardsley Hendryx

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 349

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Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush

Author: Lael Morgan

Publisher: Epicenter Press

ISBN: 9780945397762

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7980

Morgan offers an authentic and deliciously humorous account of the prostitutes and other "disreputable" women who were the earliest female pioneers of the Far North. At the turn of the century, tens of thousands of Americans left their homes, escaping a worldwide depression & the restraints of the Victorian Era, to stampede to Alaska & the Yukon, where millions of dollars in gold was being discovered in remote, subartic mining camps. Women accompanied the men on the long journey to the Far North--more often prostitutes, dance hall girls & entertainers than respectful wives & schoolteachers. These are the girls of the demimonde, that "half world" of disreputable women who lived on the outskirts of society. Meet "Dutch Kate" Wilson, who pioneered many areas long before the "respectable" women who received credit for getting there first; ruthless heartbreakers Cad Wilson & Rose Blumkin; "French Marie" Larose, who auctioned herself off as a wife to the highest bidder; & Edith Neile, called the "Oregon Mare," famous for both her outlandish behavior & her soft-hearted generosity. These "good time girls" crossed geographic & social frontiers, finding freedom, independence, hardship, heartbreak & sometimes astonishing wealth. They were an important part of this key chapter in the history of the West, which holds a special place in the American imagination.

Stolen Beauty

A Novel

Author: Laurie Lico Albanese

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501131982

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1192

"From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this ... novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women [(Adele Bloch-Bauer and Maria Altmann)] and brings to life the true story behind the creation and near destruction of Gustav Klimt's most remarkable paintings"--Dust jacket flap.

Ruth Fielding in the Saddle

Or, College Girls in the Land of Gold

Author: Alice B. Emerson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fielding, Ruth (Fictitious character)

Page: 208

View: 6046

Girl from the Gulches

The Story of Mary Ronan

Author: Mary Ronan,Margaret Ronan,Ellen Baumler

Publisher: Montana Historical Society

ISBN: 9780917298974

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 7918

An account of one woman's life in the West during the second half of the nineteenth century from growing up on the Montana mining frontier to her ascent to young womanhood on a farm in southern California.

Golden South Africa, Or The Gold Fields Revisited

Being Further Glimpses of the Gold Fields of South Africa

Author: Edward Peter Mathers

Publisher: London : W.B. Whittingham

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gold mines and mining

Page: 389

View: 731

Red Light Women of the Rocky Mountains

Author: Jan MacKell

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082634612X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 4726

Throughout the development of the American West, prostitution grew and flourished within the mining camps, small towns, and cities of the nineteenth-century Rocky Mountains. Whether escaping a bad home life, lured by false advertising, or seeking to subsidize their income, thousands of women chose or were forced to enter an industry where they faced segregation and persecution, fines and jailing, and battled the hazards of disease, drug addiction, physical abuse, pregnancy, and abortion. They dreamed of escape through marriage or retirement, but more often found relief only in death. An integral part of western history, the stories of these women continue to fascinate readers and captivate the minds of historians today. Expanding on the research she did for Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls (UNM Press), historian Jan MacKell moves beyond the mining towns of Colorado to explore the history of prostitution in the Rocky Mountain states of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Each state had its share of working girls and madams like Big Nose Kate or Calamity Jane who remain celebrities in the annals of history, but MacKell also includes the stories of lesser-known women whose role in this illicit trade nonetheless shaped our understanding of the American West.

Cripple Creek Days

Author: Mabel Barbee Lee

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803279124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

View: 6835

Mabel Barbee Lee has written a rousing tale of early days in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She speaks with authority because she arrived there as a child in 1892, and with wide-eyed wonder saw the whole place turn to gold. With his divining rod, Mabel's father tapped gold ore on Beacon Hill but missed becoming a millionaire by selling his claim short. Nonetheless, life was rich for young Mabel in a booming town with points of interest like Poverty Gulch, the Continental Hotel, and a fantastic house called Finn's Folly; with characters around like the promoter Windy Joe and (seen from a distance) the madam Pearl De Vere; with something always going on, whether a celebration or a disastrous fire or train wreck or a no-nonsense miners' strike. Mabel Lee's book brings back a time and place with affection. The foreword is by Lowell Thomas, who was her pupil when she was a young schoolmarm in Cripple Creek. "One of the most fascinating accounts of a gold rush town."-Chicago Sunday Tribune. "More entertaining by far than the run of fictional westerns, more authentic, of course, and a great deal more moving."-W. M. Teller, Saturday Review

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