Gold at Fortymile Creek: Early Days in the Yukon

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ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS
ILLUSTRATIONS
6Arthur Harper . Courtesy Metropolitan Toronto Research Library, T34643
6Frederick Hart . Courtesy Metropolitan Toronto Research Library, T34644
13Early view of Miles Canyon . Courtesy RCMP Museum, Regina, SK
16Two men pulling supplies through Fortymile Canyon, 1894. Courtesy RCMP Museum, Regina, SK
17The steamer, Arctic . Courtesy RCMP Museum, Regina, SK
26Group of miners at mouth of Fortymile River, 1895. Photographed by Veazzie Wilson; photo appeared in Esther Lyons, Esther Lyons' Glimpses of Alaska, published in 1897.
42William Ogilvie, government surveyor, later commissioner of the Yukon Territory. Courtesy Dawson City Museum, William Ogilvie collection, 984R.165-1
47First log cabin at Forty Mile . Courtesy Yukon Archives, National Archives of Canada collection
48Interior of an early cabin . Courtesy Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library
61Joe Ladue's trading post at Ogilvie, c. 1894. Courtesy Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, T34657
64Open-pit mining on Miller Creek, 1894 . Courtesy RCMP Museum, Regina, SK
71A crowd meets the steamer, Arctic, at Forty Mile. Photographed by Veazzie Wilson ; photo appeared in Esther Lyons , Esther Lyons' Glimpses of Alaska, published in 1897.
73Forty Mile, c. 1894 . Courtesy RCMP Museum, Regina, SK
74Buxton Mission at Forty Mile, c.1895 . Courtesy Anglican Church of Canada Archives, P7808-13
75View of the mouth of the Fortymile River, showing Fort Cudahy in foreground and the town of Forty Mile in background. Courtesy Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, T14562
76J.J. Healey's trading post at Fort Cudahy, c. 1895. Courtesy Yukon Archives, Strickland collection, #9395
79Interior of saloon in Forty Mile, 1894 . Courtesy RCMP Museum, Regina, SK
82Members of the Yukon Order of Pioneers, Forty Mile, 1895, Courtesy Dawson City Museum, PH984R.147.4
85Emilie Tremblay in front of her cabin on Miller Creek, 1894. Photographed by Veazzie Wilson; photo appeared in Esther Lyons, Esther Lyons' Glimpses ofAlaska

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • ILLUSTRATIONS AND MAPS ix
  • PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi
  • 1 - Early Days: The First Gold-Seekers Arrive 3
  • 2 - The Chilkoot Pass and Early Transportation 9
  • 3 - Early Developments on the Yukon River 18
  • 4 - The Miners' Code 25
  • 5 - The Fortymile Stampede 32
  • 6 - Strangers in a Strange Land 44
  • 7 - Years of Change 51
  • 8 - Forty Mile: Anatomy of a Gold Rush Town 68
  • 9 - The Arrival of the North-West Mounted Police 88
  • 10 - Death of the Miners' Committee 106
  • 11 - Circle: The Largest Log City in the World 115
  • 12 - The Discovery of Gold in the Klondike 129
  • 13 - Epilogue 146
  • APPENDIXES 151
  • Notes 169
  • Bibliography 187
  • Index 195
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