Searching for Fannie Quigley A Wilderness Life in the Shadow of Mount Mckinley

ISBN-10: 0804010978
ISBN-13: 9780804010979
Edition: 2007
Authors: Jane G. Haigh
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Description: At the age of 27, Fannie Sedlacek left her Bohemian homestead in Nebraska to join the gold rush to the Klondike. From the Klondike to the Tanana, Fannie continued north, finally settling in Katishna near Mount McKinley. This woman, later known as  More...

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Swallow Press
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

At the age of 27, Fannie Sedlacek left her Bohemian homestead in Nebraska to join the gold rush to the Klondike. From the Klondike to the Tanana, Fannie continued north, finally settling in Katishna near Mount McKinley. This woman, later known as Fannie Quigley, became a prospector who staked her own claims and a cook who ran a roadhouse. She hunted and trapped and thrived for nearly forty years in an environment that others found unbearable. Her wilderness lifestyle inspired many of those who met her to record their impressions of this self-sufficient woman, who died in 1944. To many of the 700,000 annual visitors to Denali National Park she is a symbol of the enduring spirit of the original pioneers. Searching for Fannie Quigley: A Wilderness Life in the Shadow of Mount McKinleygoes beyond the mere biographical facts of this unique womanrsquo;s journey. It also tells historian Jane G. Haighrsquo;s own story of tracking and tracing the many paths that Fannie Quigleyrsquo;s intriguing life took. Uncovering remote clues, digging through archives, and listening to oral accounts from a wide array of sources, Haigh has fashioned this rich lode into a compelling narrative. InSearching for Fannie Quigley,Haigh separates fact from fiction to reveal the true story of this highly mythologized pioneer woman.

<p class="biography" <b Chip Olver</b has been a Banff Councillor for over ten years and has lived in Banff for 30 years. She has a Bachelor of Science from McMaster University and lives with her husband and three children.</p

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Obituary
Abbreviations
Nebraska and the West
Fannie the Hike: Dawson and the Klondike, 1898-1903
Clear Creek
Hunker Creek
Staking a Claim
Walking Out: From the Klondike to Alaska
Into Kantishna
Mount McKinley
Kantishna Gold
Placer Mining
Digging In: Mining Claims
Chasing the Yellow Pup
Glacier Creek, 1994 and 1995
Hard Rock: Quigley Ridge and Friday Creek
Marriage
Hard Rock Claims
Hard Rock Mining
Wilderness Life: Cooking and Gardening
Fannie Quigley's Blueberry Pie
The Outdoor Life: Hunting and Trapping
Wilderness Visitors
Creating the Park
Selling Out
From Claim to Mine
Drifting Apart
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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