GENEALOGY INDEXED:ADAMS, BEACH, BRINTERTON, BRONSON, LANE, LINDBLOM, LINDERBERG, McKENZIE, NOYES, ROSS, WALDEN.
Folks, sooner or later - Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are laying on some dealerâ€™s dusty shelves.
BY WILLIAM BRONSON
On all multiple items after the first, you will receive a 10% discount.
Postage will be combined and refund granted if saved
Folks, in the early days (before Gold), Nome was nothing - save for eight hundred Eskimos, a bunch of squaw men and lots of ice. All that changed when three guys named Eric Lindblom, John Brinterton and Jafet Linderberg staked claims that were later to make them millionaires. And soon- well:
NEWS SPREAD FASTER THAN A SPRING THAW
and early arrivals broke every claiming law in the book, got away with it, and became filthy rich. And as many of you know, I look in old basements, hot attics and musty rooms searching for rarely read and seldom seen stories and pictures of old Western Americana. Here is â€œNOME,â€ by William Bronson, containing page after page of stories of the early days plus great black and white photos and a map showing the routes to Nome. Oh, what lovely stories of times gone past accompanied by 12 pages of text and pictures plus the cover photo of the beach of Nome, Alaska at the turn of the century. This is highly sought after.
OLD GOLD RUSH MEMORABILIA
IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING
Please read this. There were many a western story published â€“ the common ones about Cowboys and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones like this more expensively printed western never make it. Collectors get to them first and never let â€˜em go. They are hard to find. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.
Hereâ€™s one of â€˜em.
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Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealerâ€™s shelf gathering dust. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.
This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.
Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive.
I hope you appreciate the effort.
By William Bronson
ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA 1898 â€“ 1905
ANCESTORâ€™S LOCATION: ALASKA
ADAMS, George Edward
BRONSON, William, Author
LANE, Charles D.
NOYES, Arthur H., Judge
WALDEN, Arthur Tredwell, Author of â€œDog Puncher on the Yukonâ€
Picture 1: Cover: The beach of Nome, Alaska at the turn-of-the-century. *
Picture 2: Nome, Alaska. *
Picture 3: The first known photograph (early 1899) of what was to become Nome City. *
Picture 4: A dogteam â€“ the only means of travel during the winter â€“ sets up a picturesque howl. *
Picture 5: Map: The Routes To Nome. *
Picture 6: In winter the Bering Sea froze solid for miles, and during the spring breakup enormous chunks of ice cluttered the surf of Nomeâ€™s exposed waterfront. *
Picture 7: Until the airplane became a mainstay of Alaskan transportation, all bulk cargo (as well as most seagoing passengers) had to be lightered into Nome on barges. *
Pictures 8 and 9: In July, 1899, an unknown prospector discovered that fine gold could be washed out of the sands of Nomeâ€™s beaches. It required nothing more than simple equipment, time, and a strong back. *
Pictures 10 and 11: Nome beaches were soon washed clean of gold by a small army of stampeders. *
Picture 12: A prospector surrounded by everything in his life that has meaning to him. *
Pictures 13, 14, 15: Nome City in winter and summer. *
Picture 16: Prospectors about to venture into the bleak tundra wilderness of the Seward Peninsula. *
Picture 17: Eskimos in church on Sunday. *
Picture 18: Celebrants commemorate the third annual â€œFootwarmingâ€ of the Radiator Club. *
Picture 19 Ladies of the Nome Society herded the patient Eskimos into church. *
Picture 20: During seagoing months, the travelerâ€™s first â€“ and last â€“ view of the boomtown of Nome was likely to be this waterfront scene. *
Pictures 21, 22, 23, 24: Of the thousands who came to Nome to stay, a few got rich; the rest worked for wages or wandered out into the back country with undiminished hopes. *
PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:
Alaska Banking and Safe Deposit Company
Alaska Gold Mining Company
Bering Sea *
Council City and Solomon River Railroad
Footwarming of the Radiator Club *
Ladies of the Nome Society *
Miocene Ditch Company
Nome, Alaska *
Nome and Artic Railroad
Nome Waterfront *
Pioneer Mining Company
San Francisco, California
Wild Goose Mining Company
GREAT AMERICAN GOLD RUSH TOWN
WAS THE LAST OF ITS KIND
OLD GOLD RUSH MEMORABILIA
IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING
While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. Itâ€™s a shame that our past is being lost. Itâ€™s as simple as that.
My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine printed on heavy slick paper many years ago. The issue is in excellent condition, the cover is pristine and in vibrant color.
As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.
Buyer pays postage of $3.50 Media Mail to U. S., $5.00 Priority Mail, $12.30 Par Avion (Air Mail) for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-Â¼ % sales tax. Thanks,
A GENEALOGY IMAGESOFHISTORY COPYRIGHTED PRESENTATION
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