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Steam Laundry
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Steam Laundry is a novel in poems based on the true story of Sarah Ellen Gibson, the sixth woman to arrive in Fairbanks, Alaska, in the gold rush of 1903. Incorporating persona, narrative, and lyric poems—as well as historical photographs and documents—to tell Gibson’s story, Steam Laundry offers the reader the chance to try on the dusty, mining-town overcoat of Gibson’s life.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Acknowledgments, Photo Citations
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  1. Contents
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Author’s Note
  2. p. 13
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  1. River Town
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. Almost Anagram
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. Correspondence: A Recommendation
  2. p. 19
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  1. In the House of Our New Marriage
  2. pp. 20-21
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  1. Wife, I Ask You Once More
  2. pp. 22-23
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  1. Like Skin
  2. pp. 24-25
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  1. Chilkoot Trail
  2. pp. 26-44
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  1. At Last an Invitation from 13 Eldorado
  2. pp. 45-50
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  1. Correspondence: Receipt for Freight
  2. p. 51
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  1. The Younger Brother Speaks
  2. pp. 52-53
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  1. Nellie Considers Her Sons: Dark
  2. pp. 54-55
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  1. On Dominion Creek Tom Makes a Decision
  2. pp. 56-57
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  1. Nellie Considers Her Sons Again: Light
  2. pp. 58-59
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  1. Races on the Fourth of July
  2. pp. 60-61
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  1. Lost Luxury
  2. p. 62
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  1. Correspondence: Free Miner’s Certificate
  2. p. 63
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  1. Tom Breaks Cargo on the Steamers
  2. pp. 64-65
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  1. Letter from Home
  2. pp. 66-67
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  1. Joe, at the Dance Hall
  2. pp. 68-70
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  1. Montana Steam Laundry
  2. pp. 71-72
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  1. Will Butler Waits outside the Laundry
  2. pp. 73-74
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  1. Hannah Mullen
  2. pp. 75-77
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  1. Correspondence: A Contract, Witnessed, Sealed, and Signed
  2. pp. 78-79
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  1. Will Packs His Fiddle and Sings
  2. p. 80
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  1. Nellie Thinks She Should Have Waited for the Boat
  2. pp. 81-83
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  1. Tom Makes a Narrow Escape
  2. pp. 84-86
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  1. Tom and Elmer Dive for the Gun
  2. pp. 87-88
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  1. Not Near as Wild
  2. pp. 89-91
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  1. Elmer Considers the Old Man Drinking
  2. pp. 92-93
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  1. The New Camp
  2. pp. 94-95
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  1. Steam
  2. pp. 96-97
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  1. Infidelity
  2. pp. 98-99
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  1. Tom Returns to Dawson
  2. pp. 100-102
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  1. Luck Conspires against Tom and Elmer
  2. pp. 103-111
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  1. Correspondence: Handwritten Receipt
  2. p. 112
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  1. Mother-in-law
  2. pp. 113-115
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  1. Ellen Welcomes Three Guests: Postage, Medicine, Liquor
  2. pp. 116-118
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  1. Raven
  2. pp. 119-120
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  1. Correspondence: A Letter From Madame M. Yale
  2. p. 121
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  1. Correspondence: An Unanswered Questionnaire Tucked in a Packet of Letters
  2. pp. 122-123
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  1. Ellen Notices the Dry Spring
  2. pp. 124-125
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  1. A Late Answer to Madame M. Yale’s Questions
  2. pp. 126-127
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  1. Correspondence: A Note on a Prescription Pad
  2. p. 128
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  1. Tom Wonders: Is This Sentence for Me or for Her?
  2. pp. 129-130
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  1. Inventory: The Objects in This Hospital Room
  2. p. 131
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  1. Until Payment Can’t Be Made
  2. pp. 132-136
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  1. Remembering the River Crossing
  2. pp. 137-138
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  1. Correspondence: Printed Receipt for a Funeral
  2. p. 139
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  1. Son, of This, You and I Will Never Speak
  2. pp. 140-141
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 142-143
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 144
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