A Secret History of the Far North
In the boomtowns of the Alaska-
Yukon stampedes, where gold dust
was common currency, the rarest
commodity was an attractive
woman, and her company could be
costly. Author Lael Morgan takes
you into the heart of the gold
rush demimonde, that "half world"
of prostitutes, dance hall girls,
and entertainers who lived on the
outskirts of polite 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 and Rose Blumkin ...
"French" Marie Larose, who
auctioned herself off as a wife
to the highest bidder ... Georgia
Lee, who invested her earnings
wisely and became one of the
richest women in the North ...
and Edith Neile, called "the
Oregon Mare," famous for both her
outlandish behavior and her
"One of the 10 best non-fiction
books of 1998."
"An important and entertaining
addition to gold rush literature."
--Klondike historian Pierre Berton
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lael Morgan is
an award-winning writer,
historian, photographer, and
journalist who has written
numerous books about Alaska,
including the popular ART &
ESKIMO POWER. She was named
Alaska's historian of the year in
1998 for her work on GOOD TIME