Alaska: Its History and Resources, Gold Fields, Routes and Scenery

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Lowman & Hanford stationery and printing Company, 1895 - Alaska - 128 pages
Includes chapters on history, topography, climate, resources, land and sea animals, the reindeer, Eskimo habits and customs, Indians, missions and schools, scenery, routes, Yukon gold fields, and the boundary dispute.
 

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Page 114 - Island, which point lies in the parallel of 54 degrees 40 minutes north latitude, and between the 131st and 133d degree of west longitude (meridian of Greenwich), the said line shall ascend to the north along the channel called Portland Channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the 56th degree of north latitude...
Page 114 - That whenever the summit of the mountains which extend in a direction parallel to the coast from the 56th degree of north latitude to the point of intersection of the 141st degree of west longitude shall prove to be at the distance of more than ten marine leagues from the ocean, the limit between the British possessions and the line of coast which is to belong to Russia as...
Page 114 - Greenwich,) the said line shall ascend to the north along the channel called Portland channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the 56th degree of north latitude ; from this last-mentioned point, the line of demarcation shall follow the summit of the mountains situated parallel to the coast...
Page 114 - ... west longitude shall prove to be at the distance of more than ten marine leagues from the ocean, the limit between the British possessions and the line of. coast which is to belong to Russia as above mentioned shall be formed by a line parallel to the windings of the coast, and which shall never exceed the distance of ten marine leagues therefrom.
Page 114 - Island, which point lies in the paraUel of 54 degrees 40 minutes north latitude, and between the 131st and 133d degree of west longitude, (meridian of greenwich,) the said line shall ascend to the north along the channel called Portland channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the 56th degree of north latitude...
Page 114 - Line of the 141st degree, in its prolongation as far as the Frozen Ocean, shall form the limit between the Russian and British Possessions on the Continent of America to the North-West.
Page 67 - ... Here they are waylaid by the natives and slaughtered in great numbers for their hides. Deer forms one of the main food supplies of Alaska, and an effort is being made to make their killing unlawful for a term of years. Unless Congress authorizes this the extinction of the species will not be far off. They are hunted, in the rutting season, by a call made from a blade of grass placed between two strips of wood, which produces a very clever imitation of the cry of the deer. This call leads them...
Page 64 - The sea otter seems to exist chiefly on a line parallel with the Japanese current from the coast of Japan along the Kurile islands to the coast of Kamchatka, and thence westward along the. Aleutian chain, the southward side of the Alaska peninsula, the estuaries of Cook inlet and Prince William sound, and thence eastward and southward along the Alaska coast, the Alexander archipelago, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. At the beginning of the present century large numbers of these animals...
Page 13 - JUDICIARY OF ALASKA. exportation of their fish, and by parties actually engaged in manufacturing enterprises within the territory, and the exportation of furniture and other wooden-wares, etc., etc., and manufactured from our native timber. " The judiciary of Alaska is anomalous, lying between and dependent upon the general laws of the United States and the general laws of the State of Oregon, and having no true basis from which it can be interpreted. Therefore we ask that a code of laws be enacted...
Page 24 - ... winter to summer are rapid, owing to the great increase in the length of the day. In May the sun rises at about 3 am and sets about 9 pm In June it rises about 1:30 in the morning and sets at 10:30 pm, giving about twenty hours of daylight, and diffuse twilight the remainder of the time. Notwithstanding the marked variations in the climate Alaska is essentially a healthy country. The only prevailing diseases are those of a bronchial nature, and in most cases these troubles can be directly traced...

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