Gold Rush Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Nellie Cashman by Thora Kerr Illing
Back of the book blurb: "While demure ladies worse tight corsets and entertained one another at tea, the intrepid Nellie Cashman (1845 - 1925) trekked hundreds of miles through blizzard conditions to deliver food and supplies to trapped miners in northern BC. A fascinating individual with an extraordinary life, Cashman was a well-loved miner, a savvy entrepreneur, and a generous philanthropist who lived and worked in the roughest boomtowns in the West.
Follow her along the trails she blazed, from the streets of San Francisco to the silver mines of Pioche, Nevada, from the lush coastal city of Victoria to the wilderness of northern BC, and from Tombstone, Arizona to Dawson City in the Yukon.
An engaging and illuminating biography, Gold Rush Queen reveals the life of a remarkable woman who tirelessly staked and worked her on claims."