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Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields; Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers ... by A.C. Harris
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A.C. Harris
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. How To Get There. Main Routes to the Klondike--By Water and Land--Voyage via St Michael's --Trip Up the Yukon--Choice of Trails via Juneau and Dyea--In by Chilkoot Pass--Over the Chilkat--The White Pass Route--Lieutenant Schwatka's Trail via Taku--By Way of Fort Wrangel and Lake Teslin --Railroads Suggested--The "Back Door" Route--Up the Copper River--By Moose Factory and Chesterfield Inlet--Other Trails--Telegraph and Telephone--Postal Service--Outfits for Miners--List of Necessaries. THOUGH in a sense all roads lead to the Klondike, the gold-seeker does not become especially interested in a choice of routes until he reaches the Pacific seaboard. Then, whether he be at San Frascisco, Portland, Seattle, Tacoma or Victoria, the problem of "how to get there" becomes an engrossing one. Time, money and danger and the season of the year must all be considered, and the question is too often more perplexing than the unposted traveler can successfully grapple alone and hope to get the best solution. At the present time, in addition to the established routes, there are dozens of projected transportation schemes in the air, all possible to develop into untility on short notice. The wise argonaut, then, when settling upon his itinerary, will consult the latest sources of information--railroad and steamship literature and the folders and guides of land transportation concerns--and make up his mind accordingly. Two Main Routes. In a general way there are two main routes into the gold fields --the one entirely by water, via St. Michael's and the Yukon; the other by water and land, via steamer to Fort Wrangel or Juneau, and then over the passes and down the rivers to Dawson City. The former is only available during the " open " season, for...

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