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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 21, 1913, Image 20

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ped to talk.- to a Swede who was
mushing along on the ice on hob
nailed shoes.
"All he had of grub was two' sand
wiches. But he beat me to'Nome; he
had staked a claim from which he
took $100,000 later, -
"Later when I returned to Pair
banks I asked. x at the roadhouses
about the Swede. They remembered
him. At several places he had kept
warm by sleeping with the dogs,
While at others he crawled in with
stampeders who were glad to have a
Jbunk mate. He lived by buying sand
wiches and sour dough bread."
The old-timers tell me that Alaska
is full of stories about the "luck of
the Swedish miners," but that it. is
not luck but stick-to-iveness.
In closing let me mention that
when we stopped at Ketchikan; the
southernmost port in Alaska, where
the great salmon canneries are lo
cated, 30 more stampeders for the
Shushanna boarded the ship, and
" CThf -L
Croup of "sour dough" miners, photographed aboard the steamer
Northwestern by Correspondent Sawyer, discussing their chances of strik
ing it rich at the new gold fields with a Boston banker. From left to right,
A. D. Nash, who was in Dawson and Nome rushes; T. C. Steveson of Hay
den, Stone & Co., bankers and brokers of Boston; A, D. Bunker, former
Nome miner, and T. T. Lane, who has mined from Chile to Alaska. These
miners are taking supplies for a year and will take their time going into the
new field at Shushanna. They expect to make money working claims for
men who lack capital and materials to go ahead alone.
Nash at one time carried the mail from Nome to the more northern
diggings. He rushed from Dawson to Cape Nome over the icejn the dead
of "winter when gold was discovered on the Nome beach. He h'as been .en
joying the good things of life in the United States for a couple of years, but
at the first word of the new gold strike he joined T. T. Lane's expedition to
Shushanna to get more gold.

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