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By Sarah Hurst
For Mining News 

'The Birdman of Treadwell'

Diary of a Treadwell Gold Miner 1903-1904, by Edwin Warren, presented by Barry Kibler, AuthorHouse, $8.30

 

Last updated 6/24/2007 at Noon



If Edwin Warren's diary is anything to go by, most miners in Alaska in the early 20th century were more interested in spending their paychecks on booze and debauchery than writing eloquent accounts of their daily lives and natural surroundings. But Warren was different. An avid ornithologist and devout Christian, he agonized over whether to work on a Sunday and wished that the local Indians cou...



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