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Forty Mile to Bonanza: The North-West Mounted Police in the Klondike Gold Rush written by Jim Wallace

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This book describes the original deployment of the North-West Mounted Police to the sparsely settled Yukon, prior to major discoveries of gold, to implement Canadian sovereignty in the territory where the boundary with Alaska was being disputed.  It then describes how a relatively small number of policemen coped with the rush of gold seekers to the Klondike in 1897-98.  The Mounted Police enforced Canadian law, collected customs duties and mining royalties, aided travelers and carried the mail.  Their actions, often carried out in the face of harsh climatic conditions, enhanced the reputation of the force and ensured its place in history.

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