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Title Threads of Alaskan gold
Author Fell, Sarah
Date c.1904
Document Type Rare Book
Region Alaska
Places Dawson City, Nome
Keywords gold, prospecting, travel, trail, rivers, climate, clothing, settlement
Theme Mining and the Gold Rush; Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements
Publisher S. Fell
Additional Information From the Colton Storm catalogue: "Sarah Fell left Seattle in the spring of 1897 and made her entry into Alaska at Skagway. The seven weeks it took to cover the portage of forty miles to Lake Bennett were days of horror and hardship. From Lake Bennett she sledded down the Yukon until the ice rotted, then traveled by boat through White Horse Rapids and Miles Canyon, and after surmounting many dangers finally reached Dawson City. At this camp, among many other activities, she became a dressmaker to some of the female entertainers, otherwise known as "chippies". She left Dawson for Nome and gives a description of that maelstrom. Becoming tired of life in mining camps, she returned to the United States."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 1303
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue