Sunday, September 07, 2008

Canadian Writer - Pierre Burton

While doing a little research for my Gold related websites and lenses, I pulled out "The Klondike Quest" A Photographic Essay/1897-1899 Copyright in 1983 By the Great Canadian Historical Writer/ Journalist and amazing individual, Pierre Burton. What a powerful storehouse of facts and photos Mr. Burton has gathered for all the world to see and appreciate. Man, in Those days, Men were Men and most of us to-day, pale by comparison. Those were rugged, tough men, and in a number of cases, real tough women too.

Without sounding like too much of a wimp I hope, I must confess that I did actually shed a tear or three, for those mostly forgotten folks, who sought their fortune in the wilds like that and went through SO many adversities to get it. Most failed to get rich. A pile of them died out there too. A few smarter and or luckier ones, scored Big and did indeed leave the bush rich!

Get ahold of this book, and just see if You can put it down, if you like searching for Gold with more modern day stuff than those poor old souls ever dreamed of. There is still a fair amount of Gold up there where this book takes place. They did NOT get it all. Besides, there has been over a century of storms, floods and rock-crackin' winter cold to replentish a lot of what was previously taken out way back then, so long ago now...

I have a few other Pierre Burton books too, but I really feel close somehow, to this Klondike one of his. You Rule, Pierre Burton!

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