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Wealth Woman: Kate Carmack and the Klondike Race for Gold
by Deb Vanasse
University of Alaska Press, 2016
Paper: 978-1-60223-277-8
Library of Congress Classification F1095.K5V365 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 971.9102092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
With the first headlines screaming “Gold! Gold! Gold!” in 1896, the Klondike Gold Rush was on—and it almost instantly became the stuff of legend. One of the key figures in the early discoveries that set off the gold rush was the Tagish wife of prospector George Carmack, Kate Carmack, whose fascinating story is told in full here for the first time.

In Wealth Woman, Deb Vanasse recounts Kate’s life from her early years on the frontier with George, through the history-making discovery of gold, and on to her subsequent fame, when she traveled alone down the West Coast through Washington and California, telling her story and fighting for her wealth, her family, and her reputation. Recovering the lost story of a true pioneer and a fiercely independent woman, Wealth Woman brings gold rush Alaska to life in all its drama and glory.
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