• Yosemite Falls, ca. 1897-1900

    Yosemite Falls, ca. 1897-1900

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    No caption is provided for the photograph but it appears to show Yosemite Falls. Pillsbury had a lifelong interest in the park and established his own photograph studio there in 1897.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00194

    Date: 1897?; 1900?

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  • Group outside North American Transportation & Trading Company in Circle City, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Group outside North American Transportation & Trading Company in Circle City, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    The United States Marshal office appears on the left and the North American Transportation & Trading Company warehouse appears in the center of the photograph. A sign reading "Forest Fires! Warning!" is posted on the outside of the Marshal's building. A group including four men and one woman stands outside of the warehouse and a sign at the doorway advertises fresh potatoes for sale.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00185

    Date: 1899?

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  • Silver Bow Basin near Juneau, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Silver Bow Basin near Juneau, Alaska, ca. 1899

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

    Silver Bow Basin runs along Gold Creek where gold was first discovered in 1880 by Richard Harris and Joe Juneau. The gold discovery led to the development of the nearby town of Juneau. Water jets and other mining equipment can be seen at the right of the photograph.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00066

    Date: 1899?

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  • Taku City, British Columbia, April 25, 1899

    Taku City, British Columbia, April 25, 1899

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

    In 1901 the White Pass and Yukon Railway built a small railroad for passengers and freight between Taku City on Tagish Lake and Atlin on Atlin Like. This was spurred by a gold rush at Atlin which began in August 1898 and lasted through 1900.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00049

    Date: 1899-04-25

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  • Rampart City on the Yukon River, ca. 1899

    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. The photograph appears to be taken from the deck of a boat, possibly the Charles H. Hamilton which can be seen in spl_ap_00017.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00015

    Date: 1899?

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  • Nevada Falls in Yosemite, ca. 1897-1900

    Nevada Falls in Yosemite, ca. 1897-1900

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    No caption is provided for the photograph but it appears to show Nevada Falls in Yosemite. Pillsbury had a lifelong interest in the park and established his own photograph studio there in 1897.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00192

    Date: 1897?; 1900?

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  • Prospectors on beach in Nome, Alaska, September 22, 1899

    Prospectors on beach in Nome, Alaska, September 22, 1899

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

    The men in the photo are employing a method known as "cradling." Prospectors would shovel gravel onto the top of a "cradle" or "rocker" box and rock it back and forth to sift through the gravel through to the lower levels and, if they were lucky, reveal gold. One of these boxes can be seen at the right of the photo. Gold was discovered in the area in the summer of 1898 prospectors rushed 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 1000 people a day were arriving in Nome. Pillsbury took some of the first available photographs of the city. Following his departure, the winter conditions made it too difficult for others to reach the area.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00009

    Date: 1899?

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  • View NW from 9th Ave. and S. Lane St., ca. 1900

    View NW from 9th Ave. and S. Lane St., ca. 1900

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Holy Names Academy, located at 7th Ave. S. and S. Jackson St., appears in the center right of the photograph. The King County Courthouse, located at 7th Ave. and Terrace St., appears at the far right. The photo was taken from near 9th Ave. and S. Lane St., an area now replaced by Interstate 5.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00155

    Date: 1900?

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  • Sheep Camp on the Chilkoot Trail, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Sheep Camp on the Chilkoot Trail, Alaska, ca. 1899

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

    Sheep Camp was located on the Chilkoot Trail, one of the main routes used by prospectors trying to reach the Yukon gold fields. It was located midway between the starting point of the trail in Dyea, Alaska and the end point in Bennett, British Columbia.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00044

    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_00071

    Date: 1899?

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