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Treadwell Gold: An Alaska Saga of Riches and Ruin
by Sheila Kelly
University of Alaska Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-1-60223-102-3 | Cloth: 978-1-60223-075-0 | Paper: 978-1-60223-118-4
Library of Congress Classification F912.D75K45 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 979.84


A century ago, Treadwell, Alaska, was a featured stop on steamship cruises, a rich, up-to-date town that was the most prominent and proud in all Alaska. Its wealth, however, was founded on the remarkably productive gold mines on Douglas Island, and when those caved in and flooded in the early decades of the twentieth century, Treadwell sank into relative obscurity. 

Treadwell Gold
presents first-person accounts from the sons and daughters of the miners, machinists, hoist operators, and superintendents who together dug and blasted the gold that made Treadwell rich. Alongside these stories are vintage photos that capture both the industrial vigor of the mines and the daily lives that made up Treadwell society. The book will fascinate anyone interested in Alaskan history or the romance of gold mining’s past.

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