John Newman letter to John Emmett Berns discussing Mollie Walsh and life in Skagway, Alaska during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, December 19, 1928
In this letter to writer, John Emmett Berns, John "Packer Jack" Newman describes life during the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska in 1897. He mentions the lack of a post office when he first arrived and the terrifying sound of wolves at night. He stresses that Berns describe Mollie Walsh correctly in his work. He also mentions seeing pictures from the Gold Rush at an exhibition at the Masonic Hall.
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