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"WHERE WILL UNCLE SAM PUT THAT RAILROAD
HE'S GOING TO RUILD TN ALASKA?
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Kuskulana bridge of the C. R. &
N. W. Ry. the road Uncle Sam is
asked to buy from the Guggenheims.
BY E. 0. SAWYER.
Cordova, Alaska, Nov. 11. Where
will Uncle Sam put it?
That Alaska railroad he is thinking
of building from the southwestern
coast to the Yukon valley.
"What an absurd question you
must be a newcomer," said a man in
Seward when I broached this rail
v "There's p.nly ONE route to the
Yukon and that is from here up Kenai
peninsula, then up the Susitna river
to the divide arid down to the Tan
nana. Anybody will tell you that, ex
cept the bunch ar Valdez and Cor
dova, and they're in with the Gug
"I'll tell you that the only feasible
route for a railroad is out of Valdez,"
was the way a man from that town
"Here's this road all built and in
operation, ready for the government
to buy, so why shouldn't THIS be the
route," said a Cordova storekeeper.
He referred to the Guggenheim road,
the Copper River & Northwestern,
which runs up the Copper river to