|Title||Packtrains on the Chilkoot Trail blocked by a fallen horse, Alaska, 1897. |
|Photographer||La Roche, Frank |
|Notes||Caption on image: ""Dyea Trail blocked by falling horse. c1897""|
""A trying climb on Dyea Trail. Mile after mile of such broken railway and uncertain footing is met with en route to the mountain top. The photographer was shown the toilsome march of the pack train bearing supplies for the miners. At the moment this photograph was taken, a fallen horse in front of the line had compelled all behind it to stop until the animal was assisted to regain its feet. In this picture can be seen two men carrying a section of a boat. Later, even this light load became to great to be borne up the mountain side, and they were compelled to saw it in two pieces and divide the burden. On reaching the shores of the lake, the pieces of the boat were patched together again."" (Frank La Roche, En Route to the Klondike, 1898)
Klondike Gold Rush.
La Roche 2030
|Subjects (LCSH)||Chilkoot Trail|
|Location Depicted||United States--Alaska |
|Digital Collection||Frank La Roche Photograph Collection|
|Order Number||LAR207 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Frank La Roche Photograph Collection. PH Coll 283 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 72 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3. 8/1998. |