Experiences of Gold Hunters in Alaska 1899 by CHARLES MARGESON ~ Copper River ~ Klutina ~ Valdez


Title: Experiences of Gold Hunters in Alaska

Author: Charles A. Margeson

Description: Original brown cloth boards stamped in black. Cloth shows general wear and soiling. Bookseller label on front pastedown; early owner's inscription on ffep; a few pages show soiling or light penciling. The list of illustrations indicates 17 plates, including the frontispiece portrait of author. This copy is missing one plate (''Bull Rapids, Klutina River''). Frontispiece with tissue guard. 297 pages. 7.5 x 5.5 inches. [Wickersham 51].

Scarce. Most of the copies of the original edition were destroyed in a warehouse fire shortly after publication. One copy noted on OCLC (University of Alaska--UAA/APU Consortium Library).

Margeson's narrative of experiences hunting for gold in 1898 in the Copper River, Klutina River, and Valdez Glacier region. Having organized a company of about thirty-five men, mostly from Connecticut. He gives account of their preparation and multi-stage journey to their destination and records their travels over the glacier, building boats, snowstorms, encounters with Indians, rushing for claims, hunting bears, fishing and gathering, river travel, tragic ends, preparing winter shelters and storage, and more.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Published by the author
Place: [Hornellsville, N.Y.]
Year: 1899

Keywords: gold rush, Klutina River, Copper River, Copper Center, Valdez Glacier, Klondike,

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