Edward S. Harrison
The author of this book was born on a farm near Alton, Ill., May 22, 1859. His early education was obtained in a little brick school house and in the fields and woods surrounding his boyhood home. When he was nineteen years old he went to California, and purchased a half interest in a Hollister
newspaper, and from that date until 1900 he was connected, in a modest way, with Pacific Coast journalism.
In 1900 he came to Nome to make a fortune out of the mines. Failing to find nuggets in the sands of the sea-shore, or the roots of the tundra moss, he was glad to accept a position on a Nome newspaper at pick-and-shovel wages. During a residence of near five years in the country he
gathered the material for this book, and a quantity of other material, including notes for other books and magazine stories, which will furnish him pleasant and, he hopes, profitable work for the next two years.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by
E. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.