• Tagish Lake, Canada, ca. 1899

    Tagish Lake, Canada, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Tagish Lake is located on the border of British Columbia and Yukon.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00100

    Date: 1899?

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  • Juneau and the Gastineau Channel looking SW, ca. 1899

    Juneau and the Gastineau Channel looking SW, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence); Pillsbury and Cleveland

    In 1880, gold was discovered at Silver Bow Basin by Richard Harris and Joe Juneau. The gold discovery led to the development of the nearby town of Juneau.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00067

    Date: 1899?

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  • Men sitting on train tracks at Index, Washington, ca. 1900

    Men sitting on train tracks at Index, Washington, ca. 1900

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence); Pillsbury Panoramic View Company

    Identifier: spl_ap_00070

    Date: 1900?

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  • White Pass and Yukon Railway tracks and mountain view, ca. 1899

    White Pass and Yukon Railway tracks and mountain view, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    During the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass was one of the routes used by prospectors to travel from Skagway to the Yukon gold fields. In April 1898 the White Pass and Yukon Railroad Company was formed in an effort to establish an easier way through the pass. Construction on the railroad began the following month. Thousands of workers worked around the clock in treacherous conditions to complete the project. The railroad track was completed at White Pass on February 20, 1899 and reached Lake Bennett on July 6, 1899. The final spike on the railroad was placed on July 29, 1900 in Carcross, B.C.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00142

    Date: 1899?

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  • Sternwheelers at Whitehorse, Yukon, ca. 1899

    Sternwheelers at Whitehorse, Yukon, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Whitehorse, located along the Yukon River, was a stopping point for many prospectors who traveled via steamship to reach the gold fields during the Klondike Gold Rush. The "Governor Pingree" (also known as the "Bonanza King") and another unknown sternwheeler appear on the left side of the photograph. The "Governor Pingree" was built in Seattle in 1898 by the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co. and originally operated by the Boston & Alaska Transportation Co. A tent with the sign "White Horse Saloon" appears at the right.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00167

    Date: 1899?

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  • Man at waterfront and glaciers in Alaska, ca. 1899

    Man at waterfront and glaciers in Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence); Pillsbury and Cleveland

    Uncaptioned photograph showing Alaskan glaciers, blocks of ice and waterway at an unknown location. A man with a walking stick stands at the left of the photo at the water's edge.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00060

    Date: 1899?

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  • Blind Aaron's wife, ca. 1899

    Blind Aaron's wife, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00131

    Date: 1899?

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  • Taku Glacier, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Taku Glacier, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence); Pillsbury and Cleveland

    The original Tlingit name for Foster Glacier was Taku Glacier. It was also known as Schulze Glacier in the 1880s and Foster Glacier in the 1890s before reverting to its first name.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00063

    Date: 1899?

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  • Skagway, Alaska and Chilkoot Inlet looking south, ca. 1899

    Skagway, Alaska and Chilkoot Inlet looking south, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00134

    Date: 1899?

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  • Nome flats from near Anvil Creek, ca. 1899

    Nome flats from near Anvil Creek, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence); Pillsbury and Cleveland

    Gold was first discovered at Anvil Creek in the summer of 1898 setting off the Nome Gold Rush. Prospectors hurried to stake claims and Nome's population quickly ballooned to 10,000 people. In 1899, more gold was discovered on beaches near the town and spurred an even greater rush of visitors. By 1900, an estimated 1,000 people a day were arriving in Nome. Pillsbury took some of the first available photographs of the Nome. Following his departure, the winter conditions made it too difficult for others to reach the area.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00013

    Date: 1899?

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