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    • Once They Were Hats

    • In Search of the Mighty Beaver
    • By: Frances Backhouse
    • Narrated by: Erin Moon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beavers, those icons of industriousness, have been gnawing down trees, building dams, shaping the land, and creating critical habitat in North America for at least a million years. Once one of the continent's most ubiquitous mammals, they ranged from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from the Rio Grande to the edge of the northern tundra. Wherever there was wood and water, there were beavers - 60 million (or more) - and wherever there were beavers, there were intricate natural communities that depended on their activities.

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    • By coulter on 11-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Children of the Klondike

    • By: Frances Backhouse
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    Attracting tens of thousands of men and women hoping to strike it rich, the Klondike gold rush brought with it a frenzy of activity unlike anything the world had ever seen. The few children who lived in Dawson City and its surrounding mining camps had front-row seats to this treasure hunt of the century - and to all the antics that a lust for gold brought with it. In this, her companion book to the best-selling Women of the Klondike, Frances Backhouse explores the experiences of the children who followed their parents north in search of fortune or were born in the goldfields.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Women of the Klondike

    • By: Frances Backhouse
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Women played a critical role during the gold rush, and this is the only book that brings to light the stories of these diverse women. Backhouse delves into the lives of women - entrepreneurs, nuns, doctors, nurses, journalists, and dancehall entertainers among them - who were caught up in the gold rush and lived amazing lives. Through letters, journals, newspaper accounts, and personal interviews, Backhouse explores all of their untold stories.

    Regular price: $19.95