The Resource Slick as a mitten : Ezra Meeker's Klondike enterprise, Dennis M. Larsen

Slick as a mitten : Ezra Meeker's Klondike enterprise, Dennis M. Larsen

Label
Slick as a mitten : Ezra Meeker's Klondike enterprise
Title
Slick as a mitten
Title remainder
Ezra Meeker's Klondike enterprise
Statement of responsibility
Dennis M. Larsen
Title variation
Ezra Meeker's Klondike enterprise
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ezra Meeker braved the Oregon Trail in 1852, eventually becoming a hop farmer and broker. He platted the town of Puyallup, Washington and served as its first mayor. By the 1880s he had built a fortune and a mansion. But in 1892, a scourge of aphids devastated the hop harvest, followed by a severe national economic depression, sweeping his assets away, "slick as a mitten." During the gold rush, Meeker ventured to the treacherous Klondike four times, transporting and selling 100 tons of groceries to Yukon gold miners. His wife, who remained closer to home, managed the food-drying and canning operation, manufacturing granulated eggs and dehydrated soup vegetables. Three years of letters, most from Ezra to his beloved Eliza Jane, relate the details of his risky schemes and intriguing experiences, from business and mining pursuits to family relationships.-- Publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larsen, Dennis M.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1095.K5
LC item number
L36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meeker, Ezra
  • Meeker family
  • Klondike River Valley (Yukon)
  • Merchants
  • Merchants
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Dawson (Yukon)
Label
Slick as a mitten : Ezra Meeker's Klondike enterprise, Dennis M. Larsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 123) and index
Contents
  • Beginnings, 1890-1897 -- Over the Chilikoot Trail, 1898 -- Second trip to Dawson City, 1898 -- The Meeker mine, 1899 -- A family affair, 1900 -- Wintering over, 1900 -- Endings, 1901 -- Postscript
  • The Meeker family
  • Alaska gold and homing pigeons : Meeker boys get their feet wet at Cook Inlet, 1896
  • Klondike gold rush timeline
  • Northwest [gold] stampeders
  • Ezra Meeker's Klondike mine
  • Stocking the Log Cabin Grocery
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
[vii], 128 p.
Isbn
9780874223026
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009016160
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 3266780-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3266780
  • (Sirsi) o298513354
  • (OCoLC)298513354
Label
Slick as a mitten : Ezra Meeker's Klondike enterprise, Dennis M. Larsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 123) and index
Contents
  • Beginnings, 1890-1897 -- Over the Chilikoot Trail, 1898 -- Second trip to Dawson City, 1898 -- The Meeker mine, 1899 -- A family affair, 1900 -- Wintering over, 1900 -- Endings, 1901 -- Postscript
  • The Meeker family
  • Alaska gold and homing pigeons : Meeker boys get their feet wet at Cook Inlet, 1896
  • Klondike gold rush timeline
  • Northwest [gold] stampeders
  • Ezra Meeker's Klondike mine
  • Stocking the Log Cabin Grocery
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
[vii], 128 p.
Isbn
9780874223026
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009016160
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 3266780-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3266780
  • (Sirsi) o298513354
  • (OCoLC)298513354

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