Press: Klondike Baritone

Biggest music name in Fairbanks, Alaska is that of Robert M. Crawford, shortened to "Klondike Bob" by the sourdoughs who knew him 30 years ago. As a shaggy-haired lad of 7 he went among the miners passing his fur hat, singing In the Good Old Summer Time. As Bob Crawford grew up, he was more & more determined to make his way in the world. At 16, as a surveyor on the Alaska Railroad, he earned enough to get to Princeton where he paid his way by working in a Ford service station. At...

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