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"ANOTHER DAWSON," CRIES CORRESPONDENT
SAWYER, ON TRAIL TO SHUSHANNA
Sawyer and His "Sourdough'' Companions at Chitina Glacier on the Trail
to the Fabled"Alaskan Gold Fields.
By E O. Sawyer.
Chitina Glacier, Via Messenger to
McCarthy, Sept. 16. This is a real
We are the most excited bunch you
ever saw we five "sourdoughs" and
one "cheecnaco" that's me who
are on the trail of those wonderful
gold fields fabled to lie beyond far
Scolai Pass up here in grim Alaska.
And here's the reason:
At Chitistone river crossing, which
we have just made, we have met with
three "stampeders" on their "way
out" for fobd. And they say this:
That gold has been already found
in the new diggings, not only in the
surface dirt ot the creeks, but even
in the gravel picked off the grass
roots on the hillsides!
All needed to get to this treasure
to seeUf it is really much or little
they declare, is food for the stam
peders and tools to pick through, the
frozen ground to bedrock. Not until
these holes ARE put down can it be
determined whether or not this is to
be another Dawson. At any rate wa
shall be among the first to know.
The trail up here to the Chitistone
river ford is a real terror to tender
feet. Over hills, back and forth
around deep channels in' the river we
Ptarmigan, a bird similar .to .the
prairie chicken, are plentiful here.
We have had some at every stop.