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Sherzer, Edwin B. [Collections of 129 items concerning the Alaska gold rush] [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1900-1902 Pagination: 129 items

Summary of Content: Writes to his wife Clara about his experiences during the Alaska gold rush, many of the letters from Nome.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMining

Sub Era: Development of the West

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