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Like many men of the nineteenth century, Joseph Francis Ladue (1854–1901) sought to rise from humble origins to a position of wealth—by way of the motherlode. His quest took him to the dusty, rowdy boomtowns of Deadwood and Tombstone and the unexplored territory of Canada’s Yukon. There, for fifteen years, he worked as a prospector, trader, miner, and promoter of the YukonLike many men of the nineteenth century, Joseph Francis Ladue (1854–1901) sought to rise from humble origins to a position of wealth—by way of the motherlode. His quest took him to the dusty, rowdy boomtowns of Deadwood and Tombstone and the unexplored territory of Canada’s Yukon. There, for fifteen years, he worked as a prospector, trader, miner, and promoter of the Yukon Valley. When gold was discovered in the Klondike, Ladue founded Dawson City, one of the most important commercial centers during the heady days of the Klondike gold rush. Painstakingly researched, All That Glitters brings readers the exciting, vivid life story of this Northern pioneer....

Title : All That Glitters: The Life and Times of Joe Ladue, Founder of Dawson City
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ISBN : 9780973268393
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 348 Pages
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All That Glitters: The Life and Times of Joe Ladue, Founder of Dawson City Reviews

  • Deb Vanasse
    2019-04-15 12:20

    I had a hard time finding this book...finally picked it up at the Matthew Watson General Store in Carcross, YT, of all places. It's one of the best researched books on Klondike history that I've come across. Though the focus is Joe LaDue, the book branches out in a pleasing way to give an accurate depiction of the Klondike, especially in its pre-gold rush days. Love the footnotes! While the level of detail might not be of interest to a reader looking for a quick overview of the Klondike, the attention to detail and accuracy is welcome in a field of books that aren't all reliable.