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Good time girls of the Alaska-Yukon gold rush, by Lael Morgan

Label
Good time girls of the Alaska-Yukon gold rush
Title
Good time girls of the Alaska-Yukon gold rush
Statement of responsibility
by Lael Morgan
Title variation
Good time girls
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Morgan offers an authentic and deliciously humorous account of the prostitutes and other "disreputable" women who were the earliest female pioneers of the Far North. At the turn of the century, tens of thousands of Americans left their homes, escaping a worldwide depression & the restraints of the Victorian Era, to stampede to Alaska & the Yukon, where millions of dollars in gold was being discovered in remote, subarctic mining camps. Women accompanied the men on the long journey to the Far North--more often prostitutes, dance hall girls & entertainers than respectful wives & schoolteachers. These are the girls of the demimonde, that "half world" of disreputable women who lived on the outskirts of 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 & Rose Blumkin; "French Marie" Larose, who auctioned herself off as a wife to the highest bidder; & Edith Neile, called the "Oregon Mare," famous for both her outlandish behavior & her soft-hearted generosity. These "good time girls" crossed geographic & social frontiers, finding freedom, independence, hardship, heartbreak & sometimes astonishing wealth. They were an important part of this key chapter in the history of the West, which holds a special place in the American imagination
Cataloging source
MNL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morgan, Lael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F908
LC item number
.M67 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women pioneers
  • Women pioneers
  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitutes
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Prostitutes
  • Women pioneers
  • Alaska
  • Klondike River Valley (Yukon)
  • Alaska
  • Yukon
Label
Good time girls of the Alaska-Yukon gold rush, by Lael Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [322]-345) and index
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
351 p.
Isbn
9780945397762
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45113596
  • 732283
  • (OCoLC)ocm45113596
  • 732283
Label
Good time girls of the Alaska-Yukon gold rush, by Lael Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [322]-345) and index
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
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
351 p.
Isbn
9780945397762
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45113596
  • 732283
  • (OCoLC)ocm45113596
  • 732283

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