Ghosts of Kennecott

Ghosts of Kennecott

Subtitle : The Story of Stephen Birch
Author : Elizabeth Tower
ISBN No. : 9781594330070


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Book : Ghosts of Kennecott

ISBN Number : 9781594330070
Book Name : Ghosts of Kennecott (The Story of Stephen Birch)
Book Pages : 96
Book Size : 5 X 8.5
Book Weight : 0.24

Ghosts of Kennecott, The Story of Stephen Birch — Stephen Birch was one of thousands who came north in 1898 seeking their fortunes. He found his high in the Wrangell Mountains of Alaska. Most sought wealth in gold; Birch found it in copper. Birch succeeded while others failed because he had assets that many prospectors lacked — a technical education, wealthy friends and remarkable tenacity. He founded a gigantic corporation in an era when big business was a public enemy, persevering in the face of unwarranted abuse from ambitious politicians and muckraking journalists. Starting as a horse-packer on an army expedition, Birch rose in 20 years to control 14 per cent of world copper production through his Kennecott Copper Company, with mines in Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Chile, in addition to those in Alaska.

Author : Elizabeth Tower

Dr. Elizabeth A. Tower and her husband, John, both young physicians, moved to Anchorage in 1954. A 1951 graduate of Case-Western Reserve School of Medicine, Elizabeth worked 25 years for the Alaska Division of Public Health. After retiring in 1986, Dr. Tower began researching and writing about prominent people in Alaska history. She was named Historian of the Year by the Alaska State Historical Society in 1996 for Icebound Empire, a history of the founders of the Alaska Syndicate and the Kennecott Copper Company. She has also written short biographies of Stephen Birch, Sheldon Jackson, Austin E. ?Cap? Lathrop, and William A Egan; a guide to skiing in Alaska; a history of Anchorage; and several prize-winning articles for Alaska History magazine.

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Weight 0.24 lbs


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