Trail to the Klondike

Trail to the Klondike

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Blackwell North Amer
When the ship Portland steamed into Seattle in the summer of 1897 with more than a ton of gold, it set off an around-the-world fever, launched Seattle as the Queen City of the Northwest, and initiated one of the most extraordinary treks in American history. In the brutally cold winter of 1897-98, 100,000 people, drawn by the glitter of chance and fortune, stampeded north to the gold fields of the Yukon.
In 1969-70, Don McCune - for twenty-one years writer and narrator of KOMO TV's Emmy Award winning program, Exploration Northwest - retraced the Klondikers' trail with his camera crew, producing five episodes on the gold rush. That experience inspired McCune to write the manuscript for this book, which includes contemporary accounts by stampeders combined with observations by the Exploration Northwest crew of the trail as it appeared more than seventy years after the gold rush.
Trail to the Klondike features more than 120 photographs, including evocative images from the most accomplished of the gold rush photographers, Eric Hegg. Hegg's images are paired with those of the McCune crew to provide a "then-and-now" portrait of the Trail to the Klondike.

Publisher: Pullman : Washington State University Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780874221442
Branch Call Number: 979.804 MCC
Characteristics: xi, 114 p. : ill., map ; 24 x 28 cm


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