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Staking her Claim: The Life of Belinda Mulrooney

By: Mayer, Melanie
Price: $19.95

Swallow Press,2000.
This is one of the best, if not the best, biographies ever published on the gold rush era."
The Bloomsbury Review

If Horatio Alger had imagined a female heroine in the same mold as one of the young male heroes in his rags-to-riches stories, she would have looked like Belinda Mulrooney. Smart, ambitious, competitive, and courageous, Belinda Mulrooney was destined through her legendary pioneering in the wilds of the Yukon basin to found towns and many businesses. She built two fortunes, supported her family, was an ally to other working women, and triumphed in what was considered a man's world.
Paperback, 390 pages.