New York: American Heritage Press, 1971. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight oblong 4to, 199pp. Book is near fine except for some very slight bumping on the spine ends and tips. Dust jacket is lightly faded and slightly shelf worn in Mylar, but clean and tear-free. Fabulous photographs by two of the men who recorded this time, W.C. Mathers and Earnest Brown. Many of their photos had never been published before this book. Very Good + / very good. Item #17657
Blower paints the 1898 Klondike in colorful chaos as the people headed to Alaska passed through Edmonton, Canada on their ways to the gold fields. He tells of the boistrous, hearty, rough Klondikers equipped with pack horses, ox teams or dog sleds who embarked upon a wild journey of more than 1600 miles - some never heard from again, some who struck it rich, some who gave up.