The Trail Led North: Mont Hawthorne's Story SIGNED by Mont & Martha McKeown ~ Alaska Astoria Canneries Gold Rush Klondike Dawson City


Title: The Trail Led North: Mont Hawthorne's Story

Author: Martha Ferguson McKeown

Description: Signed by both Mont Hawthorne and the author on the ffep. Third printing. Brick-colored cloth boards stamped in light blue. Small inkspot on fore-edge of textblock. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down; toning to front endpapers where newspaper clippings had been laid in, else interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has some light chipping and a few small closed tears; not price clipped ($3.50); in a clear archival sleeve. 222 pages. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. Laid-in are two newspaper articles from May 1950 about the author and Mont Hawthorne (each with pictures of the two).

Written by his niece, this is the biographical story of Montillius "Mont" Hawthorne (1865-1952), as told in the first person,. It begins in 1883 with his arrival in Astoria, Oregon, and describes his life and work during the 1880s in the canneries and on Columbia River ships. The greater portion of the book covers his travels and adventures in Alaska and the Yukon, beginning in 1889. Whether working for salmon fisheries or hunting for gold, Mon't story is lively and full of a wealth of historic detail.


- Astoria in the Rough;
- Learning about Canneries from Devlin;
- Chignik, in the Aleutian Range;
- Karluk, Way Up on the Shelikof Strait;
- The Russian Indians on Kodiak Island;
- The Bark Hope;
- Heading North--Again;
- Inside Passage;
- Hell and Damnation;
- Boat Building on Lake Bennett;
- Down the Yukon River;
- Dawson was Terrible Crowded;
- Mining on Bonanza;
- It's Quite a Piece to St. Michael;
- By Way of Conclusion.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good–

Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place: New York
Year: 1948

Keywords: PNW, Pacific Northwest, history, biography, Yukon, Dawson City, Astoria, Oregon, canneries, gold rush,

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