Treadwell Gold: An Alaska Saga of Riches and Ruin
- Date: Jun 19, 2017
- Times: 4 - 6 p.m.
- Admission: Free
- Location: 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 four aunts were born and raised in Treadwell, Alaska, 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.
All UAA Campus Bookstore events are free, open to the public. There is free parking for this event in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West Campus Central Lot, and Sports Campus West Lot.