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Two girls within the Klondike created a sensation whilst it used to be first released in 1899. the concept well-bred socialites might live on the hazards of the north extremely joyful nineteenth-century readers from San Francisco to New York.

When Mary Hitchcock heard concerning the discovery of gold within the Klondike in 1898, she left her privileged urban lifestyles for the wilds of Alaska, making plans to stake her personal claims. She persuaded her pal Edith Van Buren to accompany her, and the 2 all started arrangements for "roughing it." The "necessities" that they mentioned the Yukon River to Dawson urban, Canada, incorporated a transportable bowling alley, an ice cream maker, a good Dane named Ivan, and a widespread circus tent.

Hitchcock relates the struggles, surprises, and pleasures of touring within the overdue 19th century in her trademark type. She describes in diary shape the folk she met and her impressions of rural Alaska and Dawson urban. helpful for its unique descriptions of manners, nutrition, and personalities, Hitchcock's account of the Klondike Gold Rush is an outrageous event for basic readers, armchair tourists, and an individual attracted to the lives of yank girls within the overdue 1800s.

This new, abridged model encompasses a map of Hitchcock's northern travels and an advent through Terrence Cole, professor of historical past on the collage of Alaska Fairbanks.


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