Our Alaskan Sisters Up in the Klondike Country
Collection: America

Title

Our Alaskan Sisters Up in the Klondike Country

Subject

Alaska

Klondike River Valley (Yukon)--Gold discoveries

Description

On verso:
No. 258. OUR ALASKAN SISTER UP IN THE KLONDIKE COUNTRY.
As the Klondike is not far from the Arctic regions, intense cold prevails during seven months of the year, varied by furious snow storms, which begin in September and occur up to May. The ground is frozen from 3 to 6 feet deep during most of the year, and the only way to get at the gold is to build a fire, break up the thawing soil with a pick and wash the broken soil, as soon as the short warm season comes, in running water. The Yukon freezes 9 feet deep in a cold that sinks to 50 degrees below zero at times. The ground near the Yukon thaws to a depth of 3 feet in summer, but below that there remains a frozen layer of from 6 to 12 feet thick, so that no trees can grow there, but only shrubs and dwarf spruce and willows. Fur animals are very numerous; the sea otter, marten, sable, muskrat and foxes in great variety. The blue fox is regularly bred for its costly fur. Furs are the proper and exclusive material for the garments of the natives of Alaska, cut alike for male and female wearers.
A8523

Creator

Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)

Source

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Publisher

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Date

1898

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Stereographs

Identifier

258



Citation
Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward), “Our Alaskan Sisters Up in the Klondike Country,” Digital Canton, accessed January 18, 2022, https://canton.digitalsckls.info/item/561.
Original Format

Stereograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 3.5 inches