Staking Her Claim: Life Of Belinda Mulrooney-Melanie J. Mayer, R.N. Dearmond

  • Title: Staking Her Claim: Life Of Belinda Mulrooney
  • Author: Melanie J. Mayer, R.N. Dearmond
  • Released: 2000-04-01
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  • Pages: 390
  • ISBN: 0804010226
  • ISBN13: 978-0804010221
  • ASIN: 0804010226


From Mayer and DeArmond have chronicled the amazing exploits of Belinda Mulrooney, arguably the most successful female pioneer and entrepreneur in the Pacific Northwest. Boldly defying societal strictures regarding proper behavior and occupations for single women, Belinda traveled to Alaska in 1895, establishing a flourishing retail operation. When gold was discovered in the Yukon River basin, she set off for the Klondike to make her fortune. Over the next few decades, Mulrooney helped establish several thriving towns and became a successful restaurateur, real estate developer, general contractor, merchant, and banker. Overcoming gender, class, and ethnic discrimination, this ambitious, shrewd, and primarily self-educated Irish immigrant prospered in a man's world. A turn-of-the-century success story that will appeal to women's history buffs. Margaret Flanagan --This text refers to the edition. pdf
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