Robert N. DeArmond

Robert N. DeArmond is the author of numerous books on Alaska history. He lives in Sitka, Alaska.

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Staking Her Claim · The Life of Belinda Mulrooney, Klondike and Alaska Entrepreneur
By Melanie J. Mayer and Robert N. DeArmond

If Horatio Alger had imagined a female heroine in the same mold as one of the young male heroes in his rags-to-riches stories, she would have looked like Belinda Mulrooney. Smart, ambitious, competitive, and courageous, Belinda Mulrooney was destined through her legendary pioneering in the wilds of the Yukon basin to found towns and many businesses. She built two fortunes, supported her family, was an ally to other working women, and triumphed in what was considered a man's world.

“This is one of the best, if not the best, biographies ever published on the gold rush era.”

The Bloomsbury Review