• Creator
  • Warner, Arthur Churchill, 1864-1943
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1899
  • Description
  • After gold was discovered in the Yukon Territory, thousands of people left for the Klondike to join in the gold rush in the Summer of 1897.For those now living so far from home, getting to the gold fields may have seemed easy compared to getting their mail. Both the Canadian and the U.S. government were caught off guard by the speed and volume of the stampede. During the summer, mail could be carried by boat along the Yukon from St. Michael's,... more
    After gold was discovered in the Yukon Territory, thousands of people left for the Klondike to join in the gold rush in the Summer of 1897.For those now living so far from home, getting to the gold fields may have seemed easy compared to getting their mail. Both the Canadian and the U.S. government were caught off guard by the speed and volume of the stampede. During the summer, mail could be carried by boat along the Yukon from St. Michael's, Alaska, but winter mail was brought up from Skagway, across the pass and into Dawson by dog sled. First class mail had the best chance of getting through, especially during winter months. Everything else was left for summer steamships. [Source: National Postal Museum web site, http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/gold/almostamericans.htm] Warner 100Filed in Alaska series. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    Image
    b&w
    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