The Trail Less Traveled: The Yukon's Dawson City-to-Ottawa Stanley Cup Reenactment by Don Reddick
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2010 Nauset Sound Publishing Company soft cover book with 290 pages. "On December 18, 1904 the upstart Dawson City Klondikers began their 4000-mile trek to wrest the Stanley Cup from the Ottawa Silver Seven. Twenty-four days later, after trudging 350 miles behind their dog teams, lurching and rolling down the inside passage, and whiling away endless days on the CPR, the rubber-legged, travel-worn players staggered into Ottawa's Union Station. In less than thirty-six hours they would meet their fate against the greatest hockey team ever assembled, creating the most enduring legend in hockey history. Ninety-two years later a team of oldtimer hockey players from Dawson City re-created that epic journey, inviting Don Reddick, American author of Dawson City Seven, to accompany them. As the team wends its way once again through the Yukon wilderness, down Alaska's panhandle, and across the vast Canadian shield to face the Ottawa Senators Alumni, Reddick weaves his way through the history of the original games, the backdrop of the Klondike gold rush, and the characters of today's Yukon. Illuminating the conception and execution of a modern-day dream, Reddick provides a remarkable inside account of what has become known as the greatest amateur hockey event ever staged." Hockey; Gold Rush; Canada; Alaska; Stanley Cup