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Writer travels in Jack Dalton's footsteps

51xvjbOJIDL__SL500_AA300_.jpgJack Dalton was well-positioned to capitalize on the Klondike Gold Rush. He was already in the region, knew the land and its people, and he had no shortage of big ideas.

Dalton created a trail that he believed would be the best way for prospectors to reach the gold fields. It turned out to be the best way to get cattle to Dawson City and stave off hunger.

Yukon writer Michael Gates has spent years researching Jack Dalton's life, and has traveled the remains of the trail that bears Dalton's name.

Gates has written a new book, Jack Dalton's Gold Rush Trail.

Click on the link below to hear him speak with Dave.

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