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To Alaska for Gold The Fortune Hunters of the Yukon   By: (1862-1930)

To Alaska for Gold The Fortune Hunters of the Yukon by Edward Stratemeyer

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TO ALASKA FOR GOLD

[Illustration: TO ALASKA FOR GOLD

EDWARD STRATEMEYER

BOUND TO SUCCEED SERIES]

EDWARD STRATEMEYER'S BOOKS

Old Glory Series

Cloth Illustrated Price per volume $1.25.

UNDER DEWEY AT MANILA Or the War Fortunes of a Castaway.

A YOUNG VOLUNTEER IN CUBA Or Fighting for the Single Star.

FIGHTING IN CUBAN WATERS Or Under Schley on the Brooklyn.

UNDER OTIS IN THE PHILIPPINES Or A Young Officer in the Tropics. ( In Press. )

The Bound to Succeed Series

Three volumes Cloth Illustrated Price per volume $1.00.

RICHARD DARE'S VENTURE Or Striking Out for Himself.

OLIVER BRIGHT'S SEARCH Or The Mystery of a Mine.

TO ALASKA FOR GOLD Or The Fortune Hunters of the Yukon.

The Ship and Shore Series

Three volumes Cloth Illustrated Price per volume $1.00.

THE LAST CRUISE OF THE SPITFIRE Or Larry Foster's Strange Voyage.

REUBEN STONE'S DISCOVERY Or The Young Miller of Torrent Bend.

TRUE TO HIMSELF Or Roger Strong's Struggle for Place. ( In Press. )

[Illustration: "UNCLE FOSTER! EARL! LOOK AT THIS!" Page 170. ]

TO ALASKA FOR GOLD

Or

The Fortune Hunters of the Yukon

by

EDWARD STRATEMEYER

Author of "Under Dewey at Manila," "A Young Volunteer in Cuba," "Fighting in Cuban Waters," "Richard Dare's Venture," "Oliver Bright's Search," Etc., Etc.

Illustrated by A. B. Shute

Boston Lee and Shepard Publishers 1899

Copyright, 1899, by Lee and Shepard. All Rights Reserved.

TO ALASKA FOR GOLD.

Norwood Press J. S. Cushing & Co. Berwick & Smith Norwood Mass. U.S.A.

PREFACE.

"TO ALASKA FOR GOLD" forms the third volume of the "Bound to Succeed" Series. Like the preceding tales, this story is complete in itself.

The rush to the far away territory of Alaska, when gold in large quantities was discovered upon Klondike Creek, was somewhat similar to the rush to California in years gone by. The gold fever spread to even the remotest of our hamlets, and men, young and old, poured forth, ready to endure every hardship if only the much coveted prize might be secured. That many succeeded and that many more failed is now a matter of history, although of recent date.

In this story are related the adventures of two Maine boys who leave their home among the lumbermen, travel to California, there to join their uncle, an experienced miner, and several other men, and start on the long trip to the Klondike by way of Dyea, Chilkoot Pass, and the lakes and streams forming the headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. After many perils the gold district is reached, and here a summer and winter are passed, the former in hunting for the precious metal and the latter in a never ending struggle to sustain life until the advent of spring.

In writing the description of this new El Dorado the author has endeavored to be as accurate as possible, and has consulted, for this purpose, the leading authorities on Alaska and its resources, as well as digested the sometimes tedious, but, nevertheless, always interesting, government reports covering this subject. Regarding the personal experiences of his heroes he would add that nearly every incident cited has been taken from life, as narrated by those who joined in the frenzied rush to the new gold fields.

EDWARD STRATEMEYER.

NEWARK, N. J., April 1, 1899.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. A LETTER FROM THE WEST 1

II. THE BOYS REACH A DECISION 9

III. A FALSE IDENTIFICATION 18

IV. A SERIOUS SET BACK 27

V. A NIGHT IN NEW YORK 36

VI. PREPARATIONS FOR DEPARTURE 44

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