GRIME: Yukon 1914; Brooklyn 1934

Of all the hard-bitten crew that hung around the Alaskan gold camps a generation ago, none was more celebrated than "Sweet Marie'' Schmidt. She did not pretend to be in the same class with Mollie Walsh, the Wonder Girl of White Pass Trail, who ran a beanery and was sworn to be as morally clean as the snow that fell on her tent. Sweet Marie was a dance hall girl and prettier than most. When she lifted her plaintive voice in song, she could coax more nuggets out of sourdoughs in one night...

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