I got this book and GOLD RUSH WOMEN at the same time. They are both great to read if you are interested in the history of Alaska, or women's studies, or even the history of prostitution in North America! The photos are outstanding of early towns and also fabulous 19th photos of Alaska's pioneer women. Some gals were good, some were bad, all were brave and helped settle the frontier. I recommend getting both books, because they have slightly different viewpoints.
This book was picked up on a trip to Alaska. Seattle Weekly Says: "Engagingly written and generously illustrated...for readers who like history with all the lusty and licentious parts left uncensored."