June 19, 2017: ‘Treadwell Gold: An Alaska Saga of Riches and Ruin’ with author Sheila Kelly

June 12, 2017

The UAA Campus Bookstore actively organizes special events to promote expression and engaged discussion. See the schedule below to learn what’s happening this June. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the UAA Campus Bookstore website or contact Rachel Epstein at (907) 786-4782 or repstein2@alaska.edu.

Author Sheila Kelly presents Treadwell Gold: An Alaska Saga of Riches and Ruin
Monday, June 19, 4–6 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore

Sheila Kelly has spent decades researching her family’s history and the people of Treadwell for her book, Treadwell Gold: An Alaska Saga of Riches and Ruin. In the early 1900s, her father and two aunts were born and raised in Treadwell, a hard rock gold mining town on Douglas Island across the Gastineau Channel from Juneau. Treadwell became the largest gold mining operation in the world—one that created much more wealth than the infamous Klondike Gold Rush. Then, in 1917, catastrophe hit when the mines caved in, flooded and closed. Today, one hundred years later, only remnants of buildings along the Treadwell Mine Historic Trail remain.

Treadwell Gold, published by University of Alaska Press, includes numerous historical photos.

Everyone is encouraged to attend this event. There is free parking for this event in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West Campus Central Lot and Sports Campus West Lot.

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