Guest Post 10: The Klondike and the Lost Baronet (Part One). The following guest post article has been kindly contributed by Geoffrey A. Pocock, author of Outrider of Empire: The Life and Adventures of Roger Pocock (University of Alberta Press) and One Hundred Years of the Legion of Frontiersmen (currently out of print).
Perhaps some readers of this Blog are busy planning an adventure holiday for next year? Perhaps a trip up the Amazon, mountain-climbing on or near Everest, or a safari into the wilder parts of Africa? Go back to 1897 and there was only one place in the world to which those of a really adventurous nature wanted to travel – the Klondike:
We are all going to join the gold rush next spring – the fit among us, and especially the unfit; and…
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