Soapy Smith Book

This Soapy Smith Book titled “Gold Fever, Skagway and Soapy Smith” follows an incredible journey.

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Gold Fever

The Newspaper Headline that Started the Gold Rush

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The large words printed on the page screamed at Ed Williams so loud he couldn't ignore them. He couldn't look away. They grabbed at his mind like a mythical Greek Siren's wail and pulled him in. There it was in the 1897 edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper.

"GOLD! GOLD! GOLD! GOLD! Sixty-Eight Rich Men on the Steamer Portland. STACKS OF YELLOW METAL!

A Steam Ship to Skagway

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“Ticket in hand, it was finally Ed's turn to board. He was suddenly crammed on to a steam ship with a boat load of other “stampeders” who were headed north to stake their claim. From the deck of the ship, Ed squeezed himself between two other men who were standing at the ship's railing to wave goodbye to Seattle. As Ed stood there, packed in like a sardine, looking back at the dock, his mind raced.”

Finally, in Skagway

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“As he took in a deep breath of crisp Alaskan air, Ed managed to start walking forward through the crowded dock toward the beach.

As he step off the dock, his still shaky legs sank half way to his knee caps in Soggy mud. With each labored step, his cold, soaking wet and still sea sick body was getting closer to the town of Skagway. Whipped by wind and rain, Ed kept saying to himself, "don't fall in the mud. don't fall in the mud."

Everywhere Ed looked, it was like a bizarre carnival. People, animals, and wagons full of goods, slogged through the mud in all directions. The crush of humanity in this small place was downright scary. But Ed hadn't seen anything yet. The wind and the rain conspired and pushed him to walk closer to a couple of buildings in search of a boardwalk where he could get out of the mud. But the only thing he saw was a few muddy planks here and there. Even so, there was no room to walk on them.”

Soapy Smith Book

If you survived the Klondike long enough to strike gold, you still had to get it past Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith and his gang.

But Gold Fever rages on.

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“An ominous warning rang in Ed Williams ears.

“Watch out for Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith and his men.” That was what a fella had told Ed over pancakes and coffee that morning.”

Gold Fever, Skagway and Soapy Smith

Can you imagine what it was like when Gold Fever struck all those stampeders, and they headed for the Klondike?

Follow Ed Williams as he finds out what it was like in Skagway during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Get ready for an adventure when you read “Gold Fever, Skagway and Soapy Smith”

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“Gold Fever, Skagway and Soapy Smith”

You will experience the Klondike gold rush

Gold Rush Fever

Just reading about all the gold that filled the two steam ships sitting in the harbor that had returned from a far-away place known as the Klondike, was enough to make thousands give up everything for a chance to strike it rich.

They were quickly blinded by gold fever.

In their minds they could see only one thing… a vision of gold, just sitting there, waiting for them to pick it up. Riches beyond their wildest dreams. And the proof was anchored there in the harbor. Tons of gold.

Those first dreamers sold everything to scrape together enough money to book passage on a steamship headed for a place called Skagway, Alaska. From there, they would make their way to the gold fields. And in no time, they too would strike it rich.

But what would they really discover when they reach Skagway?

Of the thousands who made their way to this frontier outpost, only a very few would actually make it to the Klondike gold field. And only a very few would find gold. 

Hardship after hardship would slowly fade the strong call of gold fever, until all that was left was a desperate need to just… go back home.

When you read this exciting Soapy Smith Book, you'll experience Gold Fever, Skagway and Soapy Smith.