|I was fascinated by the history of this area as I had a great grand father|
who left his wife and family in Utah to come to Alaska to find riches.
|Wm. Marion Johnson probably came here and men from all over USA and|
the world flocking here to get rich. Little did they know what was ahead.
|Each person was required to buy a ton of goods to sustain him for a year.|
|It wasn't easy as the railroad wasn't finished yet, they had to walk or use sleds.|
|A list of supplies needed, click to make it larger to sustain a person/year.|
|Imagine packing this up the mountain or using horses,|
dogs or whatever you could find to help you
|Some individuals stopped looking for gold and served|
those travelers with goods, saloons and brothels.
|Imagine making 40 trips to carry your goods on your back!|
|How to store the gold and transport it back to the states wasn't easy!|
|Quite a town developed in this area and still survives revived by tourists!|
|Too soon time to leave Alaska, note the blue glacier top right in the mtns.|
|Goodbye Alaska, on to Victoria BC, Canada and then Seattle, Wash.|