A History of the Chisana Mining District, Alaska, 1890-1990
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Chapter 1. Exploration

Chapter 2. The Stampede

Chapter 3. The Brief Boom

Chapter 4. The Long Bust

Chapter 5. Aftermath



1. Historical Note on the Pronunciation of Chisana
2. Glossary
3. Typical Cleanups on Bonanza Creek: 1914
4. Chisana Production, 1913-1943
5. Dramatis Personae
6. 1920 Census


1. Alaska.
2. The Chisana region.
3. Prospector s camp along the trail.
4. Billy James and Matilda Wales.
5. A typical stampeder.
6. Staging area along the lower White River.
7. Stampeders poling their boat up Beaver Creek.
8. Horses fording the Nizina River.
9. Negotiating the "goat trail" through Chitistone Canyon.
10. Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Hamshaw.
11. Mining claims in the Gold Hill area, 1914.
12. A well-dressed Chisana prospector.
13. Bonanza City.
14. Freight headed up Chathenda Creek.
15. Grant Reed's store in Bonanza City.
16. A roadhouse on the Hazelet trail.
17. The Miner's Home Bar in Chisana City.
18. The Gambling House in Chisana City.
19. Bonanza City from the northeast.
20. Hamshaw's camp on Bonanza No. 6.
21. Mining on Bonanza No. 5.
22. Mining on Bonanza No. 7
23. Mining on Bonanza No. 11.
24. Sluicing on Little Eldorado No. 1, August 1913.
25. The Hamshaws at home on Little Eldorado Creek.
26. Mining on Glacier Creek.
27. A typical miner's residence above Bonanza Creek.
28. Sidney "Too Much" Johnson leaving Bonanza City for McCarthy.
29. Sledding logs up Chathenda Creek.
30. A flood on lower Bonanza Creek.
31. Louis Schonborn's store in Bonanza City.
32. Mining in the Chisana district.
33. A Fourth of July footrace at Hamshaw's camp.
34. Splitting firewood at Hamshaw's bunkhouse.
35. Pack train crossing the Russell Glacier.
36. Earl Hirst's workings at Bonanza No. 2.
37. Detail of Earl Hirst's hydraulic pit.
38. Don Greene's operation at Bonanza No. 3.
39. N. P. Nelson's bench workings at Bonanza No. 6.
40. The remains of a tentframe.
41. A surviving section of an elaborate Bonanza flume.
42. An abandoned mining boiler.

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