Award-winning authors Claire Rudolf Murphy and Jane G. Haigh write about famous dogs of the Gold Rush Era. Packhorse, transit system, security guard, and pal all rolled into one- these dogs were truly worth their weight in gold! Included in this fascinating account are John Muir’s Stikeen, a small, scrappy Tahltan bear dog with incredible glacier climbing skills; Baldy of Nome, Scotty Allan’s All Alaska Sweepstakes mixed-breed sled dog of mythic accomplishments; Balto, a Norwegian reindeer dog of 1925 Serum Run fame, who has been immortalized by Disney and whose statue stands in New York City’s Central Park; and Nero, a St. Bernard that was reported to be a model for Jack London’s Buck. Readers will also find their favorite fictional dogs as well, including Buck, White Fang, and Sgt. Preston’s King.