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Memories of Old Sunrise: Gold Mining on Alaska’s Turnagain Arm


by Albert Wedon Morgan

A.W. “Jack” Morgan offers insight into the day-to-day life in the gold mining camps during Alaska’s Turnagain Arm Gold Rush from 1897-1902. The Turnagain Arm Gold Rush of 1896, preceded the Klondike, changing the face of Alaska forever. Morgan tells of the triumphs, disappointments, and the adventures of miners who survived backbreaking labor, brutal winters, and isolation in the Last Frontier. With a cast of colorful characters, this autobiography brings back to life the bustling times of a bygone era.