DiscoverAlaska Story ProjectASP 9, historian, author, Sheila Kelly
ASP 9, historian, author, Sheila Kelly

ASP 9, historian, author, Sheila Kelly

Update: 2020-04-20
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Treadwell Gold, An Alaskan Saga of Riches and Ruin.   

  • Approaching Juneau, Treadwell on Douglas Island. 
  • The Treadwell Mining complex and Sheila's personal connection to its history. 
  • The Alaskan Gold Rush;  placer mining, hard rock mining, and the Klondike. 
  • A timeline, beginning with the Tlingits to the decline of Treadwell. 
  • A description of life in Treadwell during it's heyday. 
  • The business of a successful mine; labor and management. 
  • Willy Kelly, machinist;  Gus Anderson, hoist operator. 
  • The 1918 catastrophic flooding and cave in at Treadwell.  
  • The aftermath;  Fire, Taku winds, the Spanish Flu. 
  • Reflections on both the Titanic and Treadwell;  industrial romance and facts of nature. 
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ASP 9, historian, author, Sheila Kelly

ASP 9, historian, author, Sheila Kelly

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