• Creator
  • La Roche, Frank
  • Created Date
  • 1897
  • Description
  • Caption on image: ""Packers on trail near Sheep Camp. c1897""""Packers on trail near Sheep Camp. This is not an exceptionally bad part of the trail, but a fair illustration of the rugged condition of the country through which the trail runs. With 100 pounds on his back, the packer needs be hardy to encounter the trials of such a tramp. Many men carry and haul their own supplies to save the exorbitant charges of packing although the work, consi... more
    Caption on image: ""Packers on trail near Sheep Camp. c1897""""Packers on trail near Sheep Camp. This is not an exceptionally bad part of the trail, but a fair illustration of the rugged condition of the country through which the trail runs. With 100 pounds on his back, the packer needs be hardy to encounter the trials of such a tramp. Many men carry and haul their own supplies to save the exorbitant charges of packing although the work, considering local conditions, is well worth the large payment demanded by the Indians. Pack horses and mules will soon be substituted entirely for Indians and here are numerous plans on foot to improve the trail. There is little doubt that competition will cut down the charges, which, at present, are a big item to the prospective gold seekers."" (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