Soapy Smith: Skagway's Scourge of the Klondike

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Heritage House Publishing Co, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 140 pages
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In 1897, the Klondike Gold Rush brought thousands of hopeful prospectors to the North. With them came many scoundrels and swindlers who were willing to do whatever it took to separate unsuspecting targets from their hard-earned cash. No swindler was more successful at his craft than Jefferson Randolph Soapy Smith, who ruled Skagway, Alaska, with a quick hand and a scheming mind. This book explores his most outrageous escapades.

 

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Contents

Prologue
ii
From Saddle to Scam
13
Soap and Suckers
23
Marks Mayhem and SureThing Men
35
Moving On To Silver
47
Gold An Irresistible Opportunity
61
Skagway Perfect For Soapy
70
The Skinners and the Skinned
81
Telegraph to Nowhere
94
Soapy Milks the Military
104
One Poke Too Many
116
Epilogue
132
Further Reading
134
Amazing Author Question and Answer
138
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About the author (2005)

STAN SAUERWEIN lives and writes in Westbank, BC. A freelance writer for two decades, Stan has published articles in a variety of Canadian and U.S. magazines and newspapers. Specializing in business subjects, he has written for both corporations and governments. He has written several Amazing Stories, including "Lucy Maud Montgomery" and "Pierre Elliot Trudeau".

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