A True Account of an Alaska Adventure, 1909-1910
Author: Peggy Rouch Dodson
Publisher: Epicenter Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
From Turpentine Stew to Hoochinoo
Author: Ann Chandonnet
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
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
An Alaska Saga of Riches and Ruin
Author: Sheila Kelly
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
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.
An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Marvin W. Falk
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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
Author: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Publisher: Gypsy Shadow Publishing
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.
Author: Lael Morgan
Publisher: Fairbanks [Alaska] : Epicenter Press
Presents a history of women pioneers in Alaska and the Yukon Territory
Author: Jan MacKell
Publisher: UNM Press
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.
The Story of Mary Ronan
Author: Mary Ronan,Margaret Ronan,Ellen Baumler
Publisher: Montana Historical Society
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Book One of The Silver Wyrm
Author: Katharine Kerr
Orphaned by a cholera epidemic, Neb and his young brother are sent to the desolate farm of their last living relative. But when the savage Horsekin tribes begin raiding the villages along Deverry's western border, the brothers must flee for their lives. A chance encounter with Salamander-a bard and master of dweomer magic-proves their salvation, as he brings them to the shelter of Tieryn Cadryc's dun. Here Neb finds love with his soulmate Branna only to be dragged into a war for the very survival of the kingdom. And though both Neb and Branna are gifted with dweomer magic, they are also facing powerful enemies they have fought before in past lives they no longer remember.
die Geheimnisse von Green Lake ; Roman
Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg
Category: Children's stories
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Author: Christine Ohuruogu
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Maxine is crazy about sports! She's thrilled to be going to Camp Gold, an elite sports summer camp. She's nervous too - will she be good enough? At the camp she meets good friends, cute boys and, best of all, she discovers her hidden talent - running. Soon she's training for the Nationals, which will be watched by Olympic champions. It's tough but it'll be worth it if she wins. Then the pranks start and her things go missing. . . Someone is out to sabotage her chance of winning. Can she stop them before it's too late?
Author: Vardis Fisher,Opal Laurel Holmes
Publisher: Caxton Press
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Vardis Fisher and Opal Laurel Holmes bring together the stories of all of the remarkable men and women and all of the violent contrasts that made up one of the most entrhalling chapters in American history. Fisher, a respected scholar and versatile creative writer, devoted three years to the writing of this book.
Author: David Belasco
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
Author: Janet McNally
Publisher: cbt Verlag
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Liebe, Musik, New York! New York, die aufregendste Stadt der Welt! Phoebe, Tochter zweier Rocklegenden, besucht ihre Schwester Luna, die kurz davor ist, mit ihrer Band The Moons so richtig durchzustarten. Doch Phoebe möchte Luna nicht nur beim Berühmtwerden zusehen. Sie möchte, dass sich ihre Mutter und ihre Schwester versöhnen, sie möchte ihren Vater finden und Schluss machen mit allen Geheimnissen und Halbwahrheiten, die die Familie zerstört haben. Und sie möchte diesen Jungen kennenlernen, mit dem sie sich seit Monaten heimlich schreibt: Archer.