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Author Wickersham, James, 1857-1939.

Title Old Yukon [electronic resource] : tales, trails, and trials / by James Wickersham ; edited and abridged by Terrence Cole.

Imprint Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
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Description xlix, 302 p. : ill., maps.
Series Classic reprint series ; no. 10
Classic reprint series (Fairbanks, Alaska) ; no. 10.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The genesis of an Alaska court -- Dawson and the Klondike mines -- Planting American courts in the wilderness -- Common law of the trail -- Riding the Arctic circuit -- The Yukon River winter trail -- Triple murder in the Aleutians -- The Anvil Creek conspiracy -- The corruption of the court -- Liars and thieves -- Social life at Nome, 1901-1902 -- The dog trail from Circle to Fairbanks -- Fairbanks and the Tanana mines -- The Mount McKinley expedition -- Up the Kantishna -- The approach -- On the slopes of Denali -- Rafting home -- Three thousand miles of justice -- The Valdez-Fairbanks trail in 1905 -- The judge goes on trial.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- Alaska -- Anecdotes.
Courts -- Alaska -- Anecdotes.
Alaska -- History -- Anecdotes.
Yukon River Valley (Yukon and Alaska) -- History -- Anecdotes.
Alaska -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Cole, Terrence, 1953-
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781602230514 (pbk. : alk. paper)
160223051X (pbk. : alk. paper)

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