Gold Rush Women


Unlike most histories that concentrate on the gold rush from the male perspective, this one is written about 25 unique pioneer women of the Northland. Each a woman to be reckoned with, their profiles were selected to reveal the depth and variety of women’s roles in the north during this consequential era.


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The enterprising women who ventured to the Yukon and Alaska during the many gold rushes between the 1880’s and 1900’s remain relatively unknown. We’re familiar with the tales of the men who swarmed the wild North Country in search of fortunes in gold, but the adventures of their female counterparts make for stories as riveting as anything Jack London concocted.

In Gold Rush Women, award-winning authors Claire Rudolf Murphy and Jane G. Haigh write about daring women such as Kate Carmack, the Tagish Native reputed to have made the first gold discovery on the Klondike river; Ethyl Berry who mined alongside her husband Clarence, becoming one of the first Northern gold rush millionaires; and Fanny Quigley, who hiked out to remote gold strikes and sold hot meals from a tent.

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Weight .8 lbs
Dimensions 7 × .5 × 9 in