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9 edition of Women of the Gold Rush found in the catalog.

Women of the Gold Rush

"The new Penelope" and other stories

by Frances Fuller Victor

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Published by Heyday Books in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • Oregon
    • Subjects:
    • Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.,
    • Gold mines and mining -- Fiction.,
    • Women pioneers -- Fiction.,
    • California -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.,
    • Oregon -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementFrances Fuller Victor ; edited with introduction by Ida Rae Egli.
      ContributionsEgli, Ida Rae, 1946-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3129.V57 A6 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxii, 167 p. :
      Number of Pages167
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL357833M
      ISBN 101890771031
      LC Control Number98017753

      Why," he added, absolutely rising into eloquence as he spoke, "she earnt her old man," said individual twenty-one years of age, perhaps "nine hundred dollars in nine weeks, clear of all expenses, by washing! There were women in the Klondike long before the gold rush. Jews were among the first merchants, who, to circumvent constant fires, built brick structures, lending mining camps an air of permanence and transforming temporary abodes into real towns. Clothes were hard to wash and iron and there are several stories of dirty laundry being sent to Hawaii to be cleaned and ironed and then returned—it was cheaper than getting it done locally. But some sent their man off alone. A pond in San Francisco called "Washerwoman's Bay" became a popular spot for women doing laundry to congregate, and a meeting was held by laundry workers in to discuss fees being charged and organize into a society.

      Bailey, died of peritonitis soon after meeting Dame Shirley. They worked in saloonsgambling halls, dance halls, peep shows or brothels, and some set up their own businesses. In one incident, an aged chief surrounded himself with women as he was under attack by white men, telling the women they were safe because he didn't believe the whites would kill women. I should certainly be the last one to abuse these good ladies, as some of them treated me with great kindness, and, I might say, generosity. Those who took on the chores of washing and cooking for the men were highly paid.

      Improved travel conditions also made the long journey to California slightly more tolerable, making travel to California seem more appealing. After visiting a friend in Seattle, she impulsively bought a ticket to Skagway instead of going home to Butte. Drunk customers were a continuous problem. In fact, the miners booed her off the stage.


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Once, during a particularly bad snowstorm, the Indiana Girl trudged off to fetch a pound sack of flour, which she lugged back into camp, slung over he shoulder.

Mulroney spent it all on bolts of fabric and hot water bottles. The cattle and sheep brought top prices, but nowhere near the exorbitant prices of I shall advocate this section in the Constitution, and I will call upon all the bachelors in this convention to vote for it.

She said her name was Barbara. At night and on Sundays, the men wanted recreation. Would the Stroller give her a chance to sell papers?

Few gold seekers were women. They were soon joined by women from Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

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Eastern women, disgruntled over low wages, were encouraged to come to California where cooks could make as much as thirty dollars a day. California sex workers suffered from a litany of problems common to sex workers then and now.

ByMulroney owned or had part interest in at least 10 valuable claims. The ice by now was too weak to bear the smallest kind of an outfit and team after team I saw go through until my eyes were tired and my heart was sick.

Rather than go back east, she settled there and took charge of the store her husband had started. In the early s women were so scarce that sex workers were not typically viewed by most as immoral, and many were in fact highly desired and their company actively sought.

As the populations of these groups increased, they formed large cities of ethnic enclaves called "Chinatowns" all over the country. In the process, they devastated the landscape and choked the rivers with sediment. The Indiana Girl, whose father ran the Indiana hotel, was large and brawny and had a voice to match.

By the population had increased towithmales andfemales or a ratio of males to 38 females. In the late s, white women were expected to be 'ladies'.

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