• Creator
  • La Roche, Frank
  • Created Date
  • 1897
  • Description
  • Caption on image: ""Towing provisions up Dyea River. c1897""""Twelve hundred pounds are here loaded upon a flat-bottomed boat, which is being pulled and pushed upstream to the head of canoe navigation about six miles north of Dyea. It exhibits another method of moving supplies. With indescribable toil hundreds of men labored on from day to day in an almost frenzied effort to reach Dawson City before the freezing of the lakes and rivers beyond ... more
    Caption on image: ""Towing provisions up Dyea River. c1897""""Twelve hundred pounds are here loaded upon a flat-bottomed boat, which is being pulled and pushed upstream to the head of canoe navigation about six miles north of Dyea. It exhibits another method of moving supplies. With indescribable toil hundreds of men labored on from day to day in an almost frenzied effort to reach Dawson City before the freezing of the lakes and rivers beyond the mountain passes; and in their desperation at the slow process made, some would abandon their outfits and push on, trusting to luck and a well-filled purse to take them through, while others would cache their supplies with the hope of finding them again if compelled to turn back."" (Frank La Roche, En Route to the Klondike, 1898)Klondike Gold Rush. less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 72 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3. 8/1998