Searching for Fannie Quigley

Searching for Fannie Quigley

A Wilderness Life in the Shadow of Mount McKinley

Book - 2007
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"As a young woman, Fannie Sedlacek left her Bohemian homestead in Nebraska and joined the gold rush to the Klondike. From the Klondike, Fannie continued west to the Tanana, finally settling in Kantishna near Mount McKinley. This woman, later known as Fannie Quigley, became a prospector who staked her own claims and a cook who ran a roadhouse. She hunted and trapped and thrived for nearly forty years in an environment that others found unbearable." "Her wilderness lifestyle inspired many of those who met her to record their impressions of this self-sufficient woman, who died in 1944. To many of the hundreds of thousands of visitors to Denali National Park she is a symbol of the enduring spirit of the original pioneers." "Searching for Fannie Quigley: A Wilderness Life in the Shadow of Mount McKinley goes beyond the mere biographical facts of this unique woman's journey. It also tells historian Jane G. Haigh's own story of tracking and tracing the many paths that Fannie Quigley's life took. Uncovering remote clues, digging through archives, and listening to oral accounts from a wide array of sources, Haigh has fashioned this lode into a narrative. In Searching for Fannie Quigley, Haigh separates fact from fiction to reveal the true story of this highly mythologized pioneer woman."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, c2007
ISBN: 0804010978 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780804010979 (pbk. : alk. paper)
080401096X (hard cover : alk. paper)
9780804010962 (hard cover : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: B QUIGLEY
Characteristics: xxi, 185 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm

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