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Why would a young high-middle class family trade the good life for a tiny one-room cabin in Alaska's wilderness? It began from a simple dream to go off and live a simpler and less complicated life. That dream set them on a course to Gold Dust Creek to become gold miners to the utter shock of family and friends. Had they gone mad? Where was the sanity in risking all for a dream that might never come true and going from Riches to Rags? Beginning from scratch, with no clue about gold mining, this courageous family ventured out, taking it a step at a time without ever knowing what to expect. There were many bumps in the road and obstacle in their path. Somehow it all worked out and reality became bigger than life and bigger even than they dared to dream. Within eleven years they made history in Alaska, developing the most advanced technology in the gold mining industry. This is the story of how they did it. Experience some of their harrowing moments with bears, armed intruders, and Mother Nature's fury, as well as hilarious encounters with nature's cute and clever critters in Alaska's awesome wilderness.
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Gail Ackels was born in Laconia, New Hampshire. She was the youngest in a family of five children. Her father was in the U.S. Air Force and being military they didn't spend much time in one place. While very young her father was transferred to Bermuda.Gail says her older brothers and sister taught her early in life to be a survivor. She remembers jumping off cliffs into pools of water at age five and swimming into crystals caves that were not allowed. Later, while traveling around the U.S. as an Air Force brat, their family ended up in Medical Lake, Washington. Gail. She worked most of the time in the beauty shop and loved the beauty business right away. Hair styling proved to be her specialty. It brought out her creativity. She even tinted her hair to match her high school prom dress. The school counselor was impressed with her talent and thought she should go to beauty school, so awarded her a scholarship when she graduated from high school.Gail eventually became an expert in her field and went to Alaska hoping to make her millions. While in Alaska, she married the love of her life, Del Ackels and immediately gained two step daughters, Jeralyn and Jackie. She became the mother of a daughter, Tiffany Jean. At the time of her marriage, Gail managed the J.C. Penney's Beauty Salon in Fairbanks. Later, she began her own wig shop called Pic-a-Dilly Wigs. Today, Gail and her husband are gold miners in Alaska. Gail also likes to write and paint. Her book, Gold Is Where You Find It is sold at Fred Meyer and Wallmart shopping centers in addition to Amazon. Gail's art has been collected worldwide, featured in many publications and is for sale in her Etsy shop.About the Author:
Gail (Smith) Ackels was born in Laconia, NH. she is the youngest in a family of five children. Traveling with her military family brought her to Alaska where she met and married the love of her life, Del Ackels, and immediately gained two step daughters, Jeralyn and Jackie. She became the mother of a daughter, Tiffany Jean. Today, Gail and her husband are placer miners in Alaska.
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