Outlaw tales of Alaska true stories of the Last Frontier's most infamous crooks, culprits, and cutthroats
From Unimak Island to Fairbanks and beyond, the Last Frontier was populated by characters as tough and as dangerous as any in the lower forty-eight states. Take the legendary Blue Parka Bandit--whose generosity earned him Robin Hood status among some, and whose flair for escapes kept folks on edge even after his arrest. Or Fred Hardy, who in 1902 achieved the dubious distinction of becoming the first convicted murderer hung by the feds in the Territory of Alaska. That's not to mention "Klutuk," whose murderous exploits spread fear through the hearts of trappers in his rugged domain. All this and more is yours for the reading in Outlaw Tales of Alaska, which introduces twelve of the most dramatic events and the most daring and despicable desperados in the history of the Last Frontier.
- ISBN: 9781461746140
- ISBN: 1461746140
- ISBN: 9780762753260
- ISBN: 0762753269
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 197 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : TwoDot, 
- Copyright: ©2010
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 188-191) and index.
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Charles Hendrickson : the blue parka bandit -- The discoverer -- Fred Hardy -- Klutuk : "the man from the mountain" -- Ed Krause -- William "Slim" Birch -- Nellie "Black Bear" Bates and William Schermeyer -- Thomas Johnson : the blueberry kid -- Joe Horner, aka "Frank Canton" -- George O'Brien -- The sheep camp vigilantes of Chilkoot Pass -- Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, the dictator of Skagway -- Martin Severts.
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Print version record.
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