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History of Mining on the Kenai Peninsula


by Mary Barry

Two years before the famous Klondike gold rush of 1898, hundreds of pioneers & adventurers swarmed to the towns of Hope & Sunrise on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula in one of the littlest-known gold rushes of history. This book traces the story of these hardy pioneers – and others before and after them who perpetrated the eager search for coal, chromite, lime, oil, and of course, gold.