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Author Mighetto, Lisa, 1955-

Title Hard drive to the Klondike : promoting Seattle during the Gold Rush / Lisa Mighetto and Marcia Montgomery.

Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  979.7772 MIGH    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Map of Coast and Gold xiv -- Chapter 1 By and By: The Early History of Seattle 1 -- Chapter 2 Selling Seattle 18 -- Chapter 3 Reaping the Profits of the Klondike Trade 40 -- Chapter 4 Building the City 68 -- Chapter 5 Interpreting the Klondike Gold Rush 77 -- Chapter 6 Historic Resources in the Modern Era 89.
Summary In 1896 when gold was discovered on a tributary of the Klondike River, newspapers trumpeted the discovery around the world. Business owners in Seattle and elsewhere recognized gold's discovery as an opportunity to profit from the hordes of wide-eyed miners heading north. Historian Lisa Mighetto captures the unique character of Seattle at the turn of the 19th century with engaging prose and an outstanding selection of historical photos, newspaper advertisements and other informational graphics detailing the city's growth as an important trade and business center.
Other author Montgomery, Marcia Babcock.
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
Historic sites -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.
Seattle (Wash.) -- History.
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Gold discoveries.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Skagway, Alaska, and Seattle, Wash.) -- History.
ISBN 0295982276