TO ALASKA FOR GOLD
The Fortune Hunters of the Yukon
ILLUSTRATED BY A. B. SHUTE
LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS
Copyright, 1899, by Lee and Shepard,
All Rights Reserved.
To Alaska for Gold.
J. S. Cushing & Co.—Berwick & Smith
Norwood Mass. U.S.A.
"To Alaska for Gold" forms the third volume of the "Bound to Succeed" Series. Like the preceding tales, this story is complete in itself.
The rush to the far-away territory of Alaska, when gold in large quantities was discovered upon Klondike Creek, was somewhat similar to the rush to California in years gone by. The gold fever spread to even the remotest of our hamlets, and men, young and old, poured forth, ready to endure every hardship if only the much-coveted prize might be secured. That many succeeded and that many more failed is now a matter of history, although of recent date.
In this story are related the adventures of two Maine boys who leave their home among the lumbermen, travel to California, there to join their uncle, an experienced miner, and several other men, and start on the long trip to the Klondike by way of Dyea, Chilkoot Pass, and the lakes and streams forming the headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. After many perils the gold district is reached, and here a summer and winter are passed, the former in hunting for the precious metal and the latter in a never ending struggle to sustain life until the advent of spring.
In writing the description of this new El Dorado the author has endeavored to be as accurate as possible, and has consulted, for this purpose, the leading authorities on Alaska and its resources, as well as digested the sometimes tedious, but, nevertheless, always interesting, government reports covering this subject. Regarding the personal experiences of his heroes he would add that nearly every incident cited has been taken from life, as narrated by those who joined in the frenzied rush to the new gold fields.
- Newark, N.J.,
- April 1, 1899.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
|"'Uncle Foster! Earl! look at this'"||Frontispiece|
|"With a final kick the stowaway was run off the gang-plank"||72|
|"The water was boiling on every side"||125|
|"'I would like to see the prisoner, please'"||196|