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To Build a Fire
"The Yukon lay a mile wide and hidden under three feet of ice...." See in text (To Build a Fire)
In 1897, 21-year-old Jack London sailed to the Yukon as a gold prospector. He never found gold and was soon stricken with scurvy, nagging hip pains, and a gum ailment that lost him four of his teeth. Despite these setbacks, his Klondike experiences provided him fodder for many of his early stories.
"the main Yukon trail..." See in text (To Build a Fire)
“To Build a Fire” is set during the Klondike Gold Rush, a surge of gold-mining activity in the Yukon region of Northern Alaska between 1896 and 1899. One-hundred thousand prospectors traveled to the Yukon to make their fortune. The majority came away with little or nothing to show for their efforts.