• Creator
  • La Roche, Frank
  • Created Date
  • 1897
  • Description
  • Caption on image: ""Blacksmith Shop, Skaguay. c1897""""Blacksmith shop at Skagway. Here the blacksmith charges $6 for shoeing a horse and $10 for shoeing oxen; in the latter part of August, 1897. During the horseshoe nail famine, as much as $1 was paid for a nail. Several in-going parties to the Klondike have taken burros and small horses, instead of dogs, for draft general-service beasts. It is said that one pony or burro will draw 3,000 poun... more
    Caption on image: ""Blacksmith Shop, Skaguay. c1897""""Blacksmith shop at Skagway. Here the blacksmith charges $6 for shoeing a horse and $10 for shoeing oxen; in the latter part of August, 1897. During the horseshoe nail famine, as much as $1 was paid for a nail. Several in-going parties to the Klondike have taken burros and small horses, instead of dogs, for draft general-service beasts. It is said that one pony or burro will draw 3,000 pounds on the frozen surface of a lake. Another advantage claimed is that they can be used more profitably as pack animals during the summer. But one of the possible advantages not to be overlooked, is the fact that healthy horseflesh is a luxery when no other food is in sight."" (Frank La Roche, En Route to the Klondike, 1898)Klondike Gold Rush. less
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