Document 75: Excerpt from Diary of Joseph H. Cavanagh, 1901

Klondike Miners, VFMS, Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Eagle City, Alaska. May 16th. Seven o'clock breakfast. 8:05 River rising. Not much ice running. We are once more under the Stars and Stripes. "Three cheers for old Glory" was given with a will. Sighted Eagle City at just 11:00 A.M. This is a nice town site, but no town by a damn site. Population 500, four stores, the A.E.A.C., the N.A.T.&T., and the S.Y.T. Ces. Co. of St. S. Infantry 7th, Col Ray in charge. One large saw mill owned by the Gov. Two saloons, two laundries, one private saw mill.


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