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All That Glitters: The Life and Times of Joe Ladue, Founder of Dawson City

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Like many men of the nineteenth century, Joseph Francis Ladue (1854–1901) sought to rise from humble origins to a position of wealth—by way of the motherlode. His quest took him to the dusty, rowdy boomtowns of Deadwood and Tombstone and the unexplored territory of Canada’s Yukon. There, for fifteen years, he worked as a prospector, trader, miner, and promoter of the Yukon ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Wolf Creek Books (first published April 1st 2004)
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Deb Vanasse
Sep 04, 2013 Deb Vanasse rated it it was amazing
I had a hard time finding this book...finally picked it up at the Matthew Watson General Store in Carcross, YT, of all places. It's one of the best researched books on Klondike history that I've come across. Though the focus is Joe LaDue, the book branches out in a pleasing way to give an accurate depiction of the Klondike, especially in its pre-gold rush days. Love the footnotes! While the level of detail might not be of interest to a reader looking for a quick overview of the Klondike, the ...more
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