• 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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  • "Joseph Closset" stern wheeler on Yukon River[?], ca. 1899

    "Joseph Closset" stern wheeler on Yukon River[?], ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    The location of the boat is not provided in a caption but it frequently traveled the Yukon River to carry prospectors to the gold fields during the Klondike Gold Rush.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00156

    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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  • 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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  • Taku Glacier, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Taku Glacier, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    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_00099

    Date: 1899?

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  • Miles Canyon on Yukon River, ca. 1899

    Miles Canyon on Yukon River, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Miles Canyon and the Whitehorse Rapids were two of the most treacherous points for ships traveling the Yukon River in an effort to reach the Klondike gold fields. This photograph was published in the June 1900 issue of Harper's Weekly.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00160

    Date: 1899?

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  • "T.C. Power" sternwheeler at Rampart City on the Yukon River, ca. 1899

    "T.C. Power" sternwheeler at Rampart City on the Yukon River, ca. 1899

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

    Rampart City was established in 1897 and used as a stopping point for prospectors traveling on the Yukon River. A sign for the "North American Transportation & Trading Co." can be seen on the building at the left of the photograph. Two barges, the "John J. Mitchell" and another unidentified vessel, appear on either side of the "T.C. Power." The "T.C. Power" was constructed in 1898 and owned by the North American Transportation & Trading Company. The "John J. Mitchell" was a 80 ton barge that wrecked on the Yukon flats in 1905.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00018

    Date: 1899?

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  • Chief Kaschish and his wife in their home, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Chief Kaschish and his wife in their home, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00094

    Date: 1899?

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  • Totem pole in Wrangell, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Totem pole in Wrangell, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00081

    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_00062

    Date: 1899?

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