Rebel Women of the Gold Rush
Extraordinary Achievements and Daring Adventures
About the Book
During the frenzied Klondike Gold Rush, many daring women ventured north to seek riches and adventure or to escape a troubled past. These unforgettable, strong-willed women defied the social conventions of the time and endured heartbreak and horrific conditions to build a life in the wild North. At the height of the gold rush, Martha Purdy, Nellie Cashman, Ethel Berry and a few hundred other women were conquering what came to be called the Trail of ’98—a route that proved to be an impossible ordeal for many men. From renowned reporter Faith Fenton and successful entrepreneur Belinda Mulrooney to Mae Field, “The Doll of Dawson,” and other “citizens of the demimonde,” the Klondike’s rebel women bring an intriguing new perspective to gold-rush history.