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Klondike Cattle Drive: Classics West Collection Series
by Lee, Norman

Klondike Cattle Drive: Classics West Collection Series 
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  “We started out gaily enough on the seventeenth of May with about two hundred head of cattle...” wrote Norman Lee in his journal about the outset of his 1898 cattle drive from the Chilcotin to the far-off Yukon. Those high spirits would be sorely tested on the tough trek ahead.

Lee had heard of the gold rush in the Klondike and figured there was a gold mine there for himself, in the form of miners who needed meat and had the money to pay for it. So off he went, with his cattle, a small pack-train, and a few men for the 1,500-mile journey north through a rugged wilderness of unmarked trails, flooding rivers, swamps, mud and snow. Feed for the animals was scarce, as was “grub: for the humans, and each new day presented yet another unforeseen challenge.

The story of that trip and the strange, wonderful and often harrowing adventures they experienced are related with humour and zest in this book, which is derived from Lee's diary of that perilous expedition and includes his whimsical sketches

Quantity:2 item(s) available
Weight:0.14 kg
Price: CDN$ 12.95 (US$ 12.60)
Author:Lee, Norman
Publisher:Touch Wood Editions
Victoria, B.C.
Publication Date:1/2005
Pages:64 pp
Size/Dimensions:8.5 x 5.5 x .25 inches


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