An important biography of Jack Dalton by Mark Kirchhoff, an award winning Alaska historian. From the dust jacket flap: "During his 88 years Jack Dalton lived a life of adventure. Hazard was almost his daily fare, and the tales told about him were legion. Dalton was known throughout the Northland for his courage and the fortunes he made in frontier trading and mining. To many Alaskans, Dalton was the master of the trail, superbly skilled in all things involving the outdoors. A few, however, saw Dalton in a different light. To them, Dalton was a murderous scoundrel who would do anything to get his way. Time has obscured some of Dalton's exploits, but now, with first-time family interviews, as well as discoveries from around the continent, author M. J. Kirchhoff tells the extraordinary life story of the man once known as the Alaska Pathfinder." Information on Jack Dalton can be found at the Alaska Mining Hall of Fame site. Chapters in Jack Dalton: The Alaska Pathfinder. 1. Introduction. 2. Shooting Scrapes. 3. Early Days in Sitka and Yakutat. 4. Into the Yukon with E.J. Glave. 5. Pioneer Packhorses in Alaska. 6. The Shooting of Dan McGinnis. 7. Dalton's Trail. 8. Alger's Broken Promise. 9. Treasure in a Tomato Can. 10. Porcupine Gold Miner. 11. Rich for a Day. 12. Cordova and the White River Country. 13. Pals with Pinchot. 14. Matanuska Coal. 15. The Alaska Railroad. 16. Life on the Outside. A Sourdough's Legacy. Acknowledgements. Appendix. Bibliography. Chapter Notes. Index. First edition: 2000 copies.
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Book Description Alaska Cedar Press, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110962490423