• Created Date
  • ca. 1898
  • Description
  • Florence Hartshorn arrived in Skagway July 1, 1898, and went to join her husband, Albert Hartshorn, at Log Cabin in the Yukon, where he had a blacksmith shop. Bert and Florence saw first hand the abused and exhausted horses and pack animals used to transport goods over White Pass. Florence never forgot the approximately 3,000 pack animals that died on that journey, most at a location named Dead Horse Gulch. In July 1928, she began working with... more
    Florence Hartshorn arrived in Skagway July 1, 1898, and went to join her husband, Albert Hartshorn, at Log Cabin in the Yukon, where he had a blacksmith shop. Bert and Florence saw first hand the abused and exhausted horses and pack animals used to transport goods over White Pass. Florence never forgot the approximately 3,000 pack animals that died on that journey, most at a location named Dead Horse Gulch. In July 1928, she began working with the Alaska Division of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Ladies of the Golden North to raise money for a memorial to those animals to be placed at Dead Horse Gulch. On August 24, 1929, the memorial was dedicated. It reads, "The Dead Are Speaking - In memory of us three thousand pack animals that laid our bones on these awful hills during the Gold Rush of 1897-1898. We now thank those listening souls that heard our groans across this stretch of years. We waited but not in vain."Both Florence and Albert Hartshorn were born in... less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004