Document 45: Letter from Lynn Smith

Herbert Heller Papers, Lynn Smith Correspondence and Letters, Box 1, Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Glenn Gulch, Alaska
October 29, 1901

You can't imagine a persons feelings when at this kind of work. Take a pan of dirt, wash it down to about a handful of dirt then it gets exciting and you are afraid to make a miss dip of water and lose part. Then as the colors begin to show up your heart commences to go quicker and quicker until it is finished. Then a big sigh, dry the pan and weigh it out.


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