Experiences of Gold Hunters in Alaska


The Story of the Valdez and Copper River Gold Rush

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Charles Margeson’s Experiences of Gold Hunters in Alaska is a classic account of the Valdez-Copper River phase of the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 and a first-rate narrative of a real-life Alaskan adventure.

When Charles Margeson and 3500 other gold seekers traversed the Valdez Glacier and descended the Klutina River to the Copper a mere one hundred years ago, they were among the first to explore one of the world’s last frontiers. Although they discovered little gold, their quest made a difference; for their efforts resulted in the exploration and development of much of southcentral and interior Alaska. They established the port city of Valdez which was to become the major transportation and shipping corridor from interior to coastal Alaska – a corridor now more famous for its black than yellow gold.

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Charles A. Margeson


Charles A. Margeson



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