Tales of the Old West | Soapy Smith–Skagway Scoundrel

Jefferson “Soapy” Smith was slick, selling $5 bars of soap, a fake office, and a desire to be the first thief in Alaska. A very proper gentleman while robbing miners, but in the end justice was served. The Klondike lured thousands in search of gold, so how did we get Alaska? The Chilkoot Trail and Skagway is part of the story, but there are many more than these.
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