• Creator
  • La Roche, Frank
  • Created Date
  • 1897
  • Description
  • Caption on image: ""Four men hitched to cart, fording Dyea River. c. 1897""""Fording Dyea River. At the second crossing, about one mile and a half above the first, these men are crossing with perhaps 1,000 pounds of provisions. In September the river here was not far from one hundred feet wide and eighteen inches deep. In spring the melting snow sometimes increases the depth of the water to four feet or more, when a ferry is used as at the fir... more
    Caption on image: ""Four men hitched to cart, fording Dyea River. c. 1897""""Fording Dyea River. At the second crossing, about one mile and a half above the first, these men are crossing with perhaps 1,000 pounds of provisions. In September the river here was not far from one hundred feet wide and eighteen inches deep. In spring the melting snow sometimes increases the depth of the water to four feet or more, when a ferry is used as at the first crossing. Here a party of five are north bound, crossing and recrossing with this cart until all their supplies are over, while two packers with horses are returning south after other loads. Long rubber boots protect them from the water, while a complete outfit appears upon the cart, so that they can pitch their tents whrever circumstances demand."" (Frank La Roche, En Route to the Klondike, 1898)Klondike Gold Rush. less
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