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Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush: A Secret History of the Far North

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In the boomtowns of the Alaska-Yukon stampedes, where gold dust was common currency, the rarest commodity was an attractive woman, and her company could be costly. Author Lael Morgan takes you into the heart of the gold rush demimonde, that "half world" of prostitutes, dance hall girls, and entertainers who lived on the outskirts of polite society. Meet "Dutch Kate" Wilson, who pioneered many areas long before the "respectable" women who received credit for getting there first ... ruthless heartbreakers Cad Wilson and Rose Blumkin ... "French" Marie Larose, who auctioned herself off as a wife to the highest bidder ... Georgia Lee, who invested her earnings wisely and became one of the richest women in the North ... and Edith Neile, called "the Oregon Mare," famous for both her outlandish behavior and her softhearted generosity.

About the Author

Lael Morgan teaches web-based writing and journalism classes for the University of Texas from her home in Saco, Maine. A former associate professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she taught journalism through most of the 1990s, Morgan has been researching the history of the Far North for more than thirty years. She was named Alaska's Historian of the Year in 1988 for her research on this book. Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times and National Geographic, and she is the author of numerous other nonfiction titles, including Art and Eskimo Power: The Life and Times of Howard Rock and Eskimo Star: From Tundra to Tinseltown: The Ray Mala Story.

Table of Contents

Pioneering prostitutes — Great Klondike stampede — Mining the Klondike kings — Real working girls — Mae Field — Corrine B. Gray — Klondike Kate Rockwell — Nome's crooked gold rush — Fairbanks battling the odds — Georgia Lee — Richard Henry Geoghegan — Callahans — Tom Marquam — Sin in Southern Alaska — Tough times in Fairbanks — Edith Neile — Epilogue — Notes — Selected bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122628860
Subtitle:
A Secret History of the Far North
Publisher:
Epicenter Press
Author:
Morgan, Lael
Subject:
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Publication Date:
19980301
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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