History Hunting in the Yukon (Paperback)

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Conspiracies to overthrow the Yukon; terrorism in the Klondike;a bigamist Klondike Casanova; gunfights and how the Mounties got their man; Robert Service's secret love life; the Canadian who fooled Alaskans into making him governor; floods, famine and things found frozen from the past. The Yukon has them all--and more!

History Hunting in the Yukon reveals fascinating accounts from Canada's northern territory such as the true story behind the legendary gunfighter Jack Dalton, a tough and menacing figure who stole his famed trail from the Tlingit of Alaska. Or the pioneer woman, Frances Muncaster, a slim beauty who mined for gold on Squaw Creek, and was as comfortable in elegant evening gowns as she was in rugged prospecting gear and snowshoes at forty below.

Dipping into his personal experiences and a 40-year love affair with Yukon history, author Michael Gates takes us on a journey to some of the places, people and events that make the Yukon eternally captivating. Discover the colourful stories and deeper legacy of human history that has occurred upon this remote and expansive territory.

About the Author

Michael Gates first came to the Yukon in 1971, and fell in love with the north. Formerly the curator of Collections for Klondike National Historic Sites in Dawson City, Gates pens the popular column, "History Hunter" for the Yukon News and currently lives in Whitehorse.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781550174779
ISBN-10: 1550174770
Publisher: Harbour
Publication Date: February 15th, 2010
Pages: 256
Language: English