Document 79: Excerpt of a Letter to a Friend from Nora Crane

Kepner/Crane microfiche collection, Folder 2-3, Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Circle City, Alaska
July 11, 1898.

I wonder if you have been thinking of coming up here like all the rest of the world. It would be a most delightful trip but the only woman who makes money here is a big strong affair who can cook wash sew and be able to endure the cold and inconvenience that one must put up with in these small cabins. The only genteel place I have heard off [sic] was a position of bookkeeper and clerk for the womans goods in a general store in this town. The proprietors offered me $150.00 a month but Eddie said "No"—he thinks I will be pretty busy enough if I keep the buttons on his clothes properly....

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