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Townsend, Peggy Jean, editor and Patricia Roppel and Art Petersen

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ISBN 10: 0965793842 / ISBN 13: 9780965793841
Published by Castle Peak Editions, Murphy, OR, 1999
Condition: VG+ Soft cover
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Paperback in Very Good+ condition.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 166 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 42549

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Publisher: Castle Peak Editions, Murphy, OR

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: VG+

Edition: 1st Edition

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This book is composed of a collection of 33 letters by Leroy S. Townsend, a medical doctor from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He came north in 1898 to Valdez to enter Alaska via the Valdez Glacier, along with 4,000 gold seekers. He brought a camera, and many of his photographs are published for the first time (59 photographs and illustrations in all). The book also contains an Introduction and Conclusion by Peggy Jean Townsend, a descendant of Dr. Townsend, an Historical Perspective by Alaska Historian Patricia Roppel, a Preface by Art Petersen, the General Editor, an Appendix of five parts, and a comprehensive Index. In the words of Alaska Historian Robert DeArmond, "A good piece of work and a real addition to the literature of this Klondike Centennial period."

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Leroy Stewart Townsend, M.D., 1871-1936.

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