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AND THE YUKON COUNTRY

A DESCRIPTION OF OUR

ALASKAN LAND OF GOLD

FROM THE LATEST OFFICIAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOURCES

AND PERSONAL OBSERVATION

Louis Arthur
L. A. COOLIDGE

WITH A CHAPTER BY JOHN F. PRATT

CHIEF OF THE ALASKAN BOUNDARY EXPEDITION OF 1894

NEW MAPS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS

PHILADELPHIA
HENRY ALTEMUS

1897

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Copyrighted by Henry Altemus, of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsyl

vania, A. D. 1897, in the One Hundred and Twenty-first Year of the Independence of the United States of America.

HENRY ALTEMUS, MANUFACTURER,

PHILADELPHIA.

INTRODUCTION

The object of this book is to furnish the latest authentic information concerning a portion of our country which until very recently has been little thought of; but which is now the magnet for many minds. The author wishes to acknowledge his indebtedness to officers of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and the U. S. Geological Survey for helpful suggestions and for recitals of personal experience. He is especially under obligation to Mr. John F. Pratt, of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, whose service as Chief of the Alaskan Boundary Expedition of 1894 gives a peculiar interest and value to the chapter kindly contributed by him.

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