Document 2: Inga Kollen, Dyea Trail, 1898

Melanie Mayer, Klondike Women: True Tales of the 1897-98 Gold Rush (Athens, Ohio: Swallow Press, 1989), p. 73.

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We got up at five this morning....There are hundreds of people here dragging or carrying their supplies, all striving to reach the Klondike. Some have horses and still others have dog teams, but most of them act as their own horses. I have baked bread and biscuits and cake, and today yellow peas were the only thing I had.

—Inga Kolloen's diary, March 21, 1898, on the Dyea Trail


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