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Guide to the Alaska Engineering Commission Photograph Collection
1914-1924



VM Collection No.: 495
Creator: Alaska Engineering Commission , creator
Title: Alaska Engineering Commission photograph collection
Date Span: 1914-1924
Quantity: 1220 photographic prints
Location: HC482 (Boxes 1a-1b, 5)
K166 (Boxes 2-4)
M270 (5 panorama folders)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Partially completed spans for Hurricane Gulch railway bridge, July 31, 1921. Photo: H. G. Kaiser (G1880). Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW35629

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided through a grant from Donlin Gold, LLC. This collection guide and the Kuskokwim Reconnaissance Digital Collection are the result of a collaboration between University of Washington Libraries, Northern Land Use Research Alaska, LLC and Chumis Cultural Resource Svcs.



Biographical Note

Alaska Engineering Commission Photographers

Many photographers contributed their efforts to the documentation of Alaska Railroad surveys and construction. It is assumed that James L. McPherson took the photographs contained in the Kuskokwim Reconnaissance Albums. The three photographers responsible for the bulk of the A.E.C. photographs during construction of the Alaska Railroad are P. S. Hunt, H. G. Kaiser, and Albert Johnson.

James Lennox McPherson James Lennox McPherson was born in Quebec, Canada in 1873. In 1882, the McPherson family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Seattle. McPherson attended the University of Washington, and later received an appointment as United States Deputy Mineral Surveyor, Alaska District, in 1898. Prior to the Kuskokwim Reconnaissance in 1914, his career included mineral survey work in several Alaskan mining regions. While employed by the Alaska Road Commission, McPherson conducted terrestrial surveys for potential Yukon and Kuskokwim river transportation routes in 1906 and 1908.

In Seattle, McPherson actively promoted Alaska's resources and their development potential as a board member of the Alaska Bureau of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. The Bureau's work included a successful lobbying trip to Washington D.C. in January 1914 that led to President Wilson's approval of the Alaska Railroad project. McPherson also held a charter membership in Seattle's Arctic Club. McPherson died in Seattle in 1931.

P. S. (Phinney S.) Hunt was born April 24, 1866 in Michigan. After his marriage in 1887, he and his wife Rose moved to California. In 1898, Hunt relocated to Valdez, Alaska. His wife and children joined him there in 1907. According to the Alaska Railroad Record obituary for Hunt, he was hired by the Alaska Engineering Commission, headquartered in Anchorage, on July 25, 1916; however, dates on photographs taken by Hunt indicate that he was taking photographs for the A.E.C. before this, probably beginning in 1914 during surveys of prospective routes. On October 14, 1917, Hunt was in Seward as part of his work for the Commission when he suffered a heart attack and died in the street. Hunt's obituary states that his son, A. O. Hunt, worked as assistant photographer for the A.E.C.

H. G. Kaiser was hired as photographer to replace Hunt in November 1917. According to the 1900 U. S. Census, Kaiser was born in Germany in August 1864 and emigrated in 1879. Kaiser is listed as a charter member of The Pioneers of Alaska Igloo Number 1 in Nome, formed in 1907. Since a requirement of membership in The Pioneers was arrival in the Alaska Territory prior to 1899, it is probable that Kaiser arrived in Alaska between 1879 and 1898. The 1900 Census lists Kaiser's occupation while in Alaska as "miner," and his previous occupation as "photographer," suggesting that Kaiser may have traveled to Alaska to join in the Klondike Gold Rush. While in Nome, however, Kaiser took a great many photographs; his subjects included Eskimos, mining, and reindeer farming. Photograph captions indicate that Kaiser worked for the A.E.C. until at least 1922.

A. J. (Albert) Johnson was born November 9, 1874 in Denmark; Johnson is listed as a photographer on the 1910 U. S. Census for Fairbanks, Alaska and also on his draft registration card from 1917. Dates on photographs taken by Johnson indicate that he began his work for the A.E.C. in 1916, working in the Fairbanks Division.

Historical Background

The Alaska Railroad

The Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898, and subsequent gold discoveries in Nome and Fairbanks brought national attention and waves of immigrants to the District of Alaska. Natural resource exports and a growing population were hampered, however, by a lack of transportation infrastructure. A few privately-run railroads operated in the Territory, including the Alaska Central Railway, later named the Alaska Northern Railway; the Copper River and Northwestern Railway operated by the Alaska Syndicate, and the Tanana Valley Railroad. Most of the railroads were primarily built to satisfy the transportation imperative of mining companies to bring resources such as coal from the mines to sea ports. As a result, it was expensive for ordinary people to travel through Alaska and impossible to travel by train through the "heart" of Alaska, the corridor from the port at Anchorage north to Fairbanks. Many of the railroads suffered from poor management, corporate battles, and the constant maintenance needs of railroad operation in a harsh climate. These challenges, along with the assumptions of great mineral wealth to be generated from Alaska, brought Congressional attention. In the 1912 bill that created the Territory of Alaska and allowed Alaskans to form a legislature, language in Section 18 specifically authorized the President to recommend railroad routes that would allow for development of the Alaska Territory.

In the 1912 legislation, Congress provided for the creation of the Alaska Railroad Commission. The four members of the Alaska Railroad Commission, three appointed by President William Taft, spent approximately two months in Alaska and ultimately recommended two routes to Congress, one of which was a route from near Cook Inlet at the end of the Alaska Northern Railway line, through the Matanuska and Susitna Valleys, and over the Alaska Range, to reach the Innoko-Iditarod mining region in the Kuskokwim Valley. President Taft brought these recommendations to Congress just before the end of his term in 1912.

Between 1912 and 1914, during President Woodrow Wilson's administration, Congress debated the funding for the project, ultimately deciding to make the U.S. Government responsible for the cost. An act of Congress in March 1914 authorized the president to designate and construct a railroad in the Alaska Territory that would transport passengers and natural resources such as coal from the interior to ports on the coast. Subsequently that year, President Wilson created the Alaska Engineering Commission (A.E.C.), appointing Chairman William C. Edes, Frederick Mears, and Thomas Riggs, Jr. President Wilson ordered the A.E.C. to survey two areas proposed for railroad construction. One route, known as the "eastern" route, would start from Cordova or Valdez and go north via the Copper River, Tonsina River, Delta River, and Tanana Valley to the vicinity of Fairbanks. The other proposed route, the "western" route, would start at Portage Bay or Seward, travel along the Turnagain and Knik Arms of Cook Inlet, turn north through the Susitna Valley, cross Broad Pass, follow the Nenana River as far as its junction with the Tanana River, and then follow an undetermined path to reach the Fairbanks area. The Commission also decided to send a party to research the possibilities of construction of a branch line from the western route through the Kuskokwim and Iditarod districts. Between June and October 1914, A.E.C. employees surveyed both proposed routes and one group, led by engineer James McPherson, reconnoitered the Kuskokwim district. McPherson traveled in roughly the same area as the Government Winter Trail, established in 1908, which follows a similar route to the contemporary Iditarod Trail. The proposed branch line through the Kuskokwim area was never built; however, McPherson's extensive documentation of the trip constitutes a valuable record of this part of Alaska.

After receiving the Commission report, on April 10, 1915 President Wilson issued an executive order to build a main railroad line on the "western" route that would begin at Seward, run north to a new portage that would soon become Anchorage, and continue north to reach Fairbanks. Wilson's order also directed the Commission to construct a branch line to the Matanuska Coal Fields, and to purchase the 70 miles of Alaska Northern Railway track already existing north of Seward for incorporation into the U.S. government's new railroad.

Construction on the Alaska Railroad began in 1915 and continued until 1923. Construction crews worked first in the area around Anchorage and the Turnagain Arm on Cook Inlet, as well as much farther north in the Talkeetna River area. Early construction also focused on developing the Matanuska Branch Line which was key to bring coal to Anchorage, where it could be shipped for export. Railroad crews had to contend with snow and ice for much of the year as well as annual spring floods caused by the "break-up," the melting of iced-over rivers which often resulted in damage to railroad lines and bridges. Despite the danger and difficulty of railroad building, the construction of the Alaska Railroad resulted in the development of many towns along the railroad line.

The Alaska Railroad still exists today. In 1983, the U.S. Government transferred ownership of the railroad to the state of Alaska. The Alaska Railroad is operated by the Alaska Railroad Corporation, which is owned by the state of Alaska but incorporated and run as a private business.

The Kuskokwim Reconnaissance

From June to September 1914, civil engineer and Seattle resident James Lennox McPherson led a seven man and twenty packhorse expedition on a survey across interior Alaska. The A.E.C. assigned McPherson to research the feasibility of building a branch railroad from Anchorage west to the mining districts on the Kuskokwim and Iditarod Rivers.

The Kuskokwim Reconnaissance survey party (known as Party No. 11 to the A.E.C.) embarked from Seattle on June 5th and 6th, 1914, along with parties 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6, on two steamers, the Admiral Sampson and the Northwestern. The steamers reached Ship Creek (now Anchorage) on June 15, 1914. Under time constraints, McPherson undertook the survey along the Government Winter Trail, customarily traversed during the winter months by dog sled, during the summer months when travel meant crossing large wetland areas and rivers swollen with rain.

On June 18th, Party No. 11 left Ship Creek and traveled to the town of Knik, which they left on June 20th to go to a point near the mouth of Willow Creek, the survey's official starting point, on the eastern side of the Susitna Valley. After crossing the Susitna River, the surveyors went west through the Susitna, Yentna, Skwentna, and Happy River Valleys until they reached the headwaters of the Happy River in the Alaska Range. McPherson's team traversed thirty miles investigating four passes (Simpson, Rainy, Teocalli (Goodman), and Houston) to determine the best railroad route through the Alaska Range. Subsequently, the group traveled up the South Fork of the Kuskokwim River as far as Farewell Mountain. They headed west across the Kuskokwim Basin, reaching McGrath, a settlement at the mouth of the Tacotna River, on September 14th. The reconnaissance party traveled up the Tacotna Valley to the Innoko Divide, and then through the valleys of the Tacotna, Moose and Bonanza Creeks to reach Iditarod ten days later. At the Iditarod on the Iditarod River, the crew boarded that last commercial steamer available for the year, disembarking on a four-day trip down the Innoko and Kuskowkim Rivers to St. Michael. On the 5th of October, McPherson and crew boarded the steamship Victoria, which reached Seattle on October 15th.

In 1916, McPherson published his reconnaissance and engineering summaries in the A.E.C. report to the U.S. House of Representatives, but the public never saw the complete body of his work from that summer. McPherson supplemented the expedition report with maps and two photograph albums. The route McPherson surveyed was never developed as a branch railroad, but it includes a large section of the National Historic Iditarod Trail.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 7 series: Alaska Engineering Commission Kuskokwim Reconnaissance Albums; Preparation and Surveys for the Alaska Railroad; Construction and Operation of the Alaska Railroad; Alaska Engineering Commission Members, Staff, and Official Visitors; H. G. Kaiser Photographs of Alaska ; Joseph M. Welden Photographs of Fairbanks; and Alaska and Pacific Northwest Scenes.

Scope and Content

Two albums created in circa 1914 by James Lennox McPherson, an survey engineer, document the Kuskokwim Reconnaissance, led by Party No. 11 of the Alaska Engineering Commission expedition. One album documents the surveys conducted in the area of the Seward-Anchorage-Fairbanks route during 1914.

Other photographs show the Alaska Railroad route before and during construction, 1914-1923. This collection also includes images apparently unconnected to the building of the Alaska Railroad, including photographs of Alaskan native peoples, wildlife, and mining and reindeer herding in Nome.

Digital Content

View the digital version of the collection.

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open to the public.

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Custodial History

The photographs were donated by Seattle Public Library to the University of Washington Libraries in 1996. The collection was probably given to Seattle Public Library by Colonel Frederick Mears or his estate.

Related Material

The Kuskokwim Reconnaissance albums contain references to map sheets. The map references appear to correspond to a map in 44 sheets made by J. L. McPherson. The map is held by the Anchorage Museum Atwood Resource Center. Digital copies of the maps are available through the UW Libraries Digital Collections.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library holds the James Lennox McPherson Papers, 1898-1931.


Inventory

 
Box Date
Alaska Engineering Commission. Kuskokwim Reconnaissance AlbumsJune - October 1914

Creator: J. L. McPherson, Reconnaissance Engineer
1a Volume 1
Ship Creek

Ship Creek flows from the Chugach Mountains to Cook Inlet.
Page Item
11-1aShip on Cook Inlet, shoreline and mountains, near mouth of Ship Creek (McPherson: K1)   View imageJune 1914
1-1bLoading horses onto boat (McPherson: K4)   View imageJune 1914
1-1cPassengers and sailors on deck of ship (McPherson: K2) Bydarky of Seattle   View imageJune 1914
1-1dOffloading of passengers and cargo from ship (McPherson: K3)   View imageJune 1914
21-2aTwo men of exploration party in front of tent (McPherson: K5)   View imageJune 1914
1-2bFour men of exploration party around cooking fire in camp (McPherson: K7)   View imageJune 1914
1-2cSteamship (McPherson: K6)   View imageJune 1914
1-2dMen unloading cargo from barge (McPherson: K8)   View imageJune 1914
Ship Creek; "Knik" Camp No. 2

Knik Anchorage was an early name for the Port of Anchorage at the mouth of Ship Creek. The present city of Anchorage is near this location.
31-3aTwo boats on water near village of Knik (McPherson: K11)   View imageJune 1914
1-3bMen setting up camp and raising American flag at Knik (McPherson: K9)   View imageJune 1914
1-3cThree men near flag pole and tents in camp at Knik (McPherson: K10)   View imageJune 1914
1-3dMen standing in front of tents in camp at Knik (McPherson: K12)   View imageJune 1914
"Knik"
41-4aBoats at waterfront of village of Knik (McPherson: K13)   View imageJune 1914
1-4bFive men on street of Knik, near Knik Road House (McPherson: K14)   View imageJune 1914
1-4cLog cabins in Knik (McPherson: K15)   View imageJune 1914
1-4dPack horses at Knik (McPherson: K16)   View imageJune 1914
Road; Creek; Camp No. 3; Pioneer Ranch
51-5aMan on horseback forest trail about twelve miles from Knik (McPherson: K17)   View imageJune 1914
1-5bMan standing in creek with back turned (McPherson: K18)   View imageJune 1914
1-5cReconnaissance Camp No. 3 in forest about twelve miles from Knik (McPherson: K19)   View imageJune 1914
1-5dMan in front of log cabin at Pioneer Ranch, near Knik (McPherson: K20)   View imageJune 1914
Little Susitna River; Willow Creek; Topographer studying surrounding Country; Open Timber & Grass Land
61-6aHorse swimming across Little Susitna River (McPherson: K21)   View imagecirca June 1914
1-6bWillow Creek (McPherson: K22)   View imagecirca June 1914

Caption below photo: Willow Creek N. E. from Bend Camp #7.
1-6cTrees near Willow Creek (McPherson: K23)   View imagecirca June 1914

Topographer mentioned in caption is not visible in photo.
Caption below photo: Topographer studying surrounding Country from Tree Top North of Camp #8.
1-6dTrees and grasses (McPherson: K24)   View imagecirca June 1914

Caption below photo: Open Timber & Grass Land Near Camp #10.
No page title [Willow Creek Valley]
71-7a - 1-7cRiver, probably Willow Creek (McPherson: K25-27)   View imagecirca June 1914
1-7dSaddled horse grazing near trees, probably in valley near Willow Creek (McPherson: K28)   View imagecirca June 1914
Willow Creek Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet #1]
81-8aTrees branches overhanging Willow Creek (McPherson: K29)   View imagecirca June 1914
1-8bTrees and grassland near Willow Creek (McPherson: K30)   View imagecirca June 1914
1-8c - 1-8dWillow Creek (McPherson: K31-32)   View imagecirca June 1914
Susitna River [also written on page: Map Sheet #1]
91-9a - 1-9bSusitna River (McPherson: K33-34)   View imageJuly 1914
1-9cThree men traveling by canoe on the Susitna River (McPherson: K35)   View imageJuly 1914
1-9dPackhorses, bridled but not saddled, on shore of Susitna River (McPherson: K36)   View imageJuly 1914
Middle Channel Susitna River [also written on page: Map Sheet #1]
101-10aSusitna River and rocky beach (McPherson: K37)   View imageJuly 1914
1-10b - 1-10cSunset over Susitna River (McPherson: K38-K39)   View imageJuly 1914
1-10dSusitna River (McPherson: K40)   View imageJuly 1914
Middle Channel Susitna River [also written on page: Map Sheet #1]
111-11aHorse swimming across Susitna River (McPherson: K41)   View imageJuly 1914
1-11bHorse swimming across Susitna River, guided by rope held by two men in canoe (McPherson: K42)   View imageJuly 1914
1-11cTwo men in canoe on the Susitna River (McPherson: K43)   View imageJuly 1914
1-11dCanoe in distance on the Susitna River (McPherson: K44)   View imageJuly 1914
Middle Channel Susitna River [also written on page: Map Sheet #1]
121-12aPackhorses across the Susitna River, with expedition members on far side of river (McPherson: K45)   View imageJuly 1914
1-12b - 1-12cSusitna River and river bank (McPherson: K46-K47)   View imageJuly 1914
1-12dMen in canoe leading packhorse, with other packhorses walking into Susitna River in background (McPherson: K48)   View imageJuly 1914
East Channel Susitna River; Susitna Station Looking South; Susitna River; Susitna Station Looking North
131-13aPackhorses crossing Susitna River (McPherson: K49)   View imageJuly 1914

Caption under photo: East Channel Susitna River.
1-13bWooden houses along bank of Susitna River at village of Susitna (McPherson: K50)   View imageJuly 1914

Caption under photo: Susitna Station. Looking South.
1-13cSusitna River seen from village of Susitna (McPherson: K51)   View imageJuly 1914

Caption under photo: Susitna River looking West from Susitna Station.
1-13dBuildings of village of Susitna, looking north (McPherson: K52)   View imageJuly 1914
"Indian Camp"; Susitna River Main Channel Crossing; Susitna River below Crossing [also written on page: Map Sheet No. 2]
141-14aNative Alaskan family and their dogs at camp on bank of Kroto Creek (McPherson: K53)   View imageJuly 1914

Caption under photo: "Indian Camp" at Mouth Kroto River.
1-14bRowboat on Susitna River (McPherson: K54)   View imageJuly 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Susitna River Main Channel S. E. at Crossing.
1-14c - 1-14dSusitna River and wooded river bank (McPherson: K55 - K56)   View imageJuly 1914

Caption under photos: Susitna River ½ Mile below Crossing.
No title on page [Grass meadow and creek]
151-15aBirches in forest, probably near Kahiltna River (McPherson: K57)   View imageJuly 1914
1-15bGrassland with trees in background, probably near Kahiltna River (McPherson: K58)   View imageJuly 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
1-15cPackhorses grazing in meadow, probably near Kahiltna River (McPherson: K59)   View imageJuly 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
1-15dFoliage overhanging water, probably near Kahiltna River (McPherson: K60)   View imageJuly 1914
Grass Meadow Birch and Spruce Ridge; "Lake" Swampy Valley; Grass Meadow Creek Bottom [also written on page: Map Sheet 3 & 4]
161-16aMan walking through tall grasses in wooded area between Susitna and Yentna Rivers (McPherson: K61)   View imageJuly 1914
1-16bTall grasses in birch and spruce ridge between Susitna and Yentna Rivers (McPherson: K62)   View imageJuly 1914
1-16cLake in swampy valley between Susitna and Yentna Rivers (McPherson: K63)   View imageJuly 1914

Caption under photo: "Lake" Swampy Valley.
1-16dTall grasses in meadow between Susitna and Yentna Rivers (McPherson: K64)   View imageJuly 1914
Kahiltna River Crossing S. E. [also written on page: Map Sheet #4]
171-17aPackhorses and expedition members in canoe crossing Kahiltna River (McPherson: K65)   View imageJuly 1914
1-17bPackhorses near far bank of Kahiltna River (McPherson: K66)   View imageJuly 1914
1-17cLine of packhorses crossing Kahiltna River (McPherson: K67)   View imageJuly 1914
1-17dMen seated around camp fire, with clothing drying on wooden pole, near junction of Kahiltna and Yentna Rivers (McPherson: K68)   View imageJuly 1914
Slough Kahiltna Valley; Grass Meadow Creek Valley; "McDougal" Yentna River [also written on page: Map Sheet #5]
181-18aSlough in valley between Kahiltna River and Lake Creek (McPherson: K69)   View imageJuly 1914

Caption under photo: Slough Kahiltna Valley.
1-18bMan standing in shoulder-high grasses in valley near Yentna River (McPherson: K70)   View imageJuly 1914

Caption under photo: Grass Meadow Creek Valley Camp No. 23.
1-18cHorse tethered to tree and moored boat on Yentna River, at settlement of McDougal (McPherson: K71)   View imageJuly 1914
1-18dTwo women and two men on Yentna riverbank at settlement of McDougal (McPherson: K72)   View imageJuly 1914
Yentna River between McDougal & Mouth Skwentna
191-19a - 1-19dYentna River between settlement of McDougal and mouth of the Skwentna River (McPherson: K73 - K76)   View imageJuly or August 1914
Yentna River: Yentna River Crossing South Channel; Murphy Slough; Undergrowth Skwentna Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet #5]
201-20aYentna River (McPherson: K77)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route on far side of river.
Caption under photo: Yentna River. N. W. from Camp 25.
1-20bYentna River (McPherson: K78)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: Yentna River Crossing South Channel.
1-20cSlough near Yentna River (McPherson: K80)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: Murphy Slough.
1-20dTwo expedition members walking through vegetation in Skwentna Valley (McPherson: K79)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption next to photo: Undergrowth Skwentna Valley.
68" Cottonwood; Spruce Marsh; Channels Skwentna River [also written on page: Map Sheet #7]
211-21aSixty-eight inch trunk of cottonwood tree (McPherson: K81)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-21bSpruce trees near Skwentna River (McPherson: K82)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: Spruce Marsh.
1-21c - 1-21dChannel of the Skwentna River (McPherson: K81 - K84)   View imageJuly or August 1914
Channel "Skwentna River"; Spruce Thicket; "Marsh Meadow" Skwentna Valley; Shell Hills [also written on page: Map Sheet #7]
221-22aChannel of the Skwentna River (McPherson: K85)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-22bMan cutting spruce trees near Skwentna River (McPherson: K86)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: Spruce Thicket.
1-22cMarshy meadow in Skwentna River valley (McPherson: K87)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-22dTall grass on Shell Hills, hills that stretch for ten miles along the east bank of Shell Creek and Shell Lake (McPherson: K88)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption next to photo: Grass 6' high Shell Hills.
Yentna and Skwentna Valleys from Shell Hills [also written on page: Map Sheet No. 7]
231-23a - 1-23bPanorama of Yentna River valley with Mount Yenlo at left, seen from Shell Hills (McPherson: K89, K91)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Photos are glued together to form panorama.
Writing and dotted line drawn on photo identify Mount Yenlo.
1-23c - 1-23dPanorama of Skwentna River valley with Beluga Mountain at right, seen from Shell Hills (McPherson: K90, K89)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Photos are glued together to form panorama.
Writing and dotted line on photo identify Beluga Mountain.
Lower Skwentna Valley; Beluga Mountain; "Marsh" East Base Shell Hills [also written on page: Map Sheet No. 7]
241-24a - 1-24bLower Skwentna River valley, seen from Shell Hills (McPherson: K93 - K94)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-24cValley looking toward Beluga Mountain in the distance, seen from Shell Hills (McPherson: K95)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-24dGrassy marsh with trees and mountain in background (McPherson: K96)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: "Marsh" East Base Shell-Hills.
Skwentna Valley North of Camp No. 28 [also written on page: Map Sheet No. 7]
251-25aTwo members of the expedition seated next to water in Skwentna River valley (McPherson: K98)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-25bTrees and undergrowth in Skwentna River valley (McPherson: K99)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-25cRiver or creek in Skwentna River valley (McPherson: K97)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-25dExpedition member standing on sandy beach next to water, probably Skwentna River (McPherson: K100)   View imageJuly or August 1914
Camp No. 28; Red Top Grass 'high' Shell Hills [also written on page: Map Sheet No. 7]
261-26aExpedition member standing in front of tents on bank of stream near Skwentna River (McPherson: K101)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: Camp No. 28.
1-26b - 1-26dTrees and grasses on Shell Hills (McPherson: K102 - K104)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption for photos: Red Top Grass 'high' Shell Hills.
"Bench" South End Shell Hills; "Winter Trail"; Skwentna Road House [also written on page: Map Sheet #7]
271-27aForested land on geographic bench in southern Shell Hills, with mountains in background (McPherson: K105)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-27bTall grasses below trees on "Winter Trail," probably the Iditarod Trail (McPherson: K106)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-27cWater surrounded by vegetation near "Winter Trail," probably the Iditarod Trail near the Skwentna River (McPherson: K107)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-27dMan seated in front of log cabins of Skwentna Road House on the south bank of the Skwentna River at its junction with Eightmile Creek (McPherson: K108)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption next to photo: Skwentna Road House.
Skwentna River N. E. from Road House; Shell Creek; Skwentna River N. from Mouth Shell Creek [also written on page: Map Sheet #7 & 8]
281-28aDriftwood on Skwentna River beach, northeast from Skwentna Road House (McPherson: K109)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: "Skwentna River" N. E. from Road House.
1-28b - 1-28cShell Creek (McPherson: K110 - K111)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-28dSkwentna River, looking north from the mouth of Shell Creek (McPherson: K112)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: "Skwentna River" N. from Mouth Shell Creek.
Shell Creek; Camp No. 29; "Beaver House" [also written on page: Map Sheet #8]
291-29aShell Creek (McPherson: K113)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-29bExpedition member in front of tents at Camp No. 29, near junction of Shell Creek and the Skwentna River (McPherson: K115)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-29cExpedition member inside cooking tent at Camp No. 29, near junction of Shell Creek and the Skwentna River (McPherson: K116)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-29dBeaver lodge, probably on Shell Creek (McPherson: K117)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: "Beaver House."
West of Camp No. 30; Skwentna Valley between Camp 30 & 31
301-30a - 1-30bMarsh west of Camp No. 30, along Skwentna River (McPherson: K118 - K119)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: Foot of Slope West of Camp No. 30.
1-30cSkwentna River, seen from higher elevation (McPherson: K120)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: Skwentna Valley between Camp 30 & 31.
1-30dVegetation growing over small creek or pond, probably in Skwentna Valley (McPherson: K121)   View imageJuly or August 1914
Sloughs of the Skwentna River; Good Travelling - Gravel Bottom [also written on page: Map Sheet #8]
311-31aSlough on the Skwentna River (McPherson: K122)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photos: Sloughs of the Skwentna River.
1-31bExpedition member wading in slough on the Skwentna River (McPherson: K123)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photos: Sloughs of the Skwentna River.
1-31c - 1-31dExpedition member wading in slough on the Skwentna River (McPherson: K124 - K125)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photos: Good Travelling - Gravel Bottom. No Cutting necessary.
Skwentna River; Storm in Rainey Pass; Across Skwentna in Hayes River Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet 9 & 10]
321-32aSkwentna River (McPherson: K126)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-32bWagons and pack horses crossing the Skwentna River (McPherson: K127)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-32cDark clouds over Rainy Pass, probably seen from across Skwentna River (McPherson: K128)   View imageJuly or August 1914

McPherson uses alternate spelling.
Caption under photo: "Storm in Rainey Pass."
1-32dHayes River with mountain range in background (McPherson: K129)   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption under photo: Across Skwentna in Hayes River Valley.
Camp No. 38; Skwentna Canyon; Winter Trail between Camps 38 & 39 [also written on page: Map Sheet No. 11]
331-33aExpedition members in Camp No. 38, near the Skwentna River (McPherson: K130)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-33bSkwentna River canyon (McPherson: K131)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-33cGrassland and trees on winter trail between Camps 38 and 39 (McPherson: K132)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-33dRiver, probably Skwentna River (McPherson: K133)   View imageJuly or August 1914
"Skwentna Valley" near Mouth of Happy River [also written on page: Map Sheet No. 11]
341-34aSkwentna River near mouth of Happy River, seen through trees from higher elevation (McPherson: K134)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-34bForested hillside in Skwentna River valley, near mouth of Happy River (McPherson: K135)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-34cLooking over trees at Skwentna River, near mouth of Happy River (McPherson: K136)   View imageJuly or August 1914
1-34dLooking across Skwentna River with forest and mountains in background, near mouth of Happy River (McPherson: K137)   View imageJuly or August 1914
Happy River Valley near Mouth [also written on page: Map Sheet #12]
351-35a - 1-35bHappy River near junction with the Skwentna River (McPherson: K138 - K139)   View imageAugust 1914
1-35cHappy River with gravel bar in midstream seen from higher elevation (McPherson: K140)   View imageAugust 1914
1-35dLooking down on Happy River canyon with mountains in distance (McPherson: K141)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
361-36aLooking down on Happy River canyon with mountain in distance (McPherson: K142)   View imageAugust 1914
1-36bLooking down on Happy River canyon with mountains and forest in distance (McPherson: K143)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
1-36cExpedition member walking on gravel bar on Happy River (McPherson: K144)   View imageAugust 1914
1-36dHappy River rapids in river canyon, with mountain peaks in distance (McPherson: K145)   View imageAugust 1914
371-37aForested foothills above Happy River canyon (McPherson: K146)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
1-37bExpedition member wading in Happy River, holding pole, next to fallen tree stretched across river (McPherson: K147)   View imageAugust 1914
1-37cFallen tree stretched across Happy River (McPherson: K148)   View imageAugust 1914
1-37dExpedition members on horseback and packhorses crossing Happy River (McPherson: K149)   View imageAugust 1914
East across Happy River Canyon; Winter Trail along Bench. Happy River Valley [Map Sheet No. 12]
381-38aLooking east across Happy River canyon with mountains in background (McPherson: K150)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
1-38b - 1-38cTrees and undergrowth in Happy River valley along winter trail (McPherson: K151 - K152)   View imageAugust 1914
1-38dSurveyor's tripod in Happy River, near winter trail (McPherson: K153)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Winter Trail along Bench - "Happy River Valley."
"Along Winter Trail" Happy River [also written on page: Map Sheet No. 12]
391-39a - 1-39bHappy River with forested bank and snowy mountain peaks in background, near winter trail (McPherson: K154 - K155)   View imageAugust 1914
1-39cHappy River with expedition member standing near riverbank (McPherson: K156)   View imageAugust 1914
1-39dLooking across Happy River toward packhorses (McPherson: K157)   View imageAugust 1914
401-40aExpedition member leading packhorses through Happy River (McPherson: K158)   View imageAugust 1914
1-40bLooking along Happy River, with packhorses at edge of river (McPherson: K159)   View imageAugust 1914
1-40c - 1-40dLooking along Happy River (McPherson: K160 - K161)   View imageAugust 1914
Winter Trail Happy River Valley; West Side Happy River Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet #12]
411-41aPackhorses in Happy River (McPherson: K162)   View imageAugust 1914
1-41bLooking along Happy River (McPherson: K163)   View imageAugust 1914
1-41c - 1-41dHeavily wooded west side of Happy River Valley, with snow-capped mountains in background (McPherson: K164 -K165)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
North Side Happy River Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet #12]
421-42a - 1-42cForest and mountains on the north side of Happy River valley (McPherson: K166 - K168)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photos shows route.
1-42d Happy River, on north side of Happy River valley (McPherson: K169)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photos shows route.
West up Tributary Happy River; East across Happy River Valley; Showing N. side Valley
431-43aLooking west up tributary of the Happy River (McPherson: K170)   View imageAugust 1914
1-43bLooking east across Happy River Valley toward mountains (McPherson: K171)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
1-43cNorth side of Happy River valley (McPherson: K172)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Showing N. side Valley. 172-176 inc. Panorama 172 S. E. down and 176 up Happy.
1-43dLooking across Happy River valley toward mountains (McPherson: K173)August 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
"North Side Happy River" [also written on page: Map Sheet #13]
441-44a - 1-44dLooking across north side of Happy River valley (McPherson: K174, K176, K175, K177)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photos shows route.
Happy River Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet #13]
451-45a - 1-45dLooking across Happy River valley (McPherson: K178 - K181)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photos a-c shows route.
Caption on page: Happy River Valley. 178-179-180 Panorama. 178 S. E. down Valley.
Happy River Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet #13]
461-46a - 1-46bLooking across hillside above Happy River toward mountain peaks (McPherson: K182 -K183)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photos shows route.
1-46c - 1-46dMarshy uplands in Happy River valley, looking toward mountain peaks (McPherson: K188 - K189)   View imageAugust 1914
N. E. Side Happy River Valley [also written on page: Map Sheets #13 & 14]
471-47a - 1-47dNortheast side of Happy River valley, looking toward mountains (McPherson: K186 - K189)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photos shows route.
Happy River Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet #14]
481-48a - 1-48dLooking across Happy River valley toward mountains (McPherson: K190 - K193)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photos shows route.
Upper Happy River Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet #14]
491-49a - 1-49dUpper Happy River valley (McPherson: K194 - K197)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photos shows route.
501-50a - 1-50dUpper Happy River valley (McPherson: K198 - K201)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photos shows route.
Andersons Road House; Pass Creek; Camp No. 44 [also written on page: Map Sheet #14]
511-51aAnderson's Roadhouse log cabin near creek on approach to Rainy Pass (McPherson: K202)   View imageAugust 1914
1-51bPass Creek, a creek near Rainy Pass that flows into Happy River (McPherson: K203)   View imageAugust 1914
1-51cTent and packhorses at camp on Iditarod Trail route on the way to Rainy Pass (McPherson: K204)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Camp No. 44.
1-51dPass Creek in Teocalli Mountains on the approach to Rainy Pass (McPherson: K205)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Along Pass Cr. [also written on page: Map Sheet #14]
521-52a - 1-52dPass Creek in valley in Teocalli Mountains, on the approach to Rainy Pass (McPherson: K206 - K209)   View imageAugust 1914
Along Pass Creek - Approach to Rainey Pass
531-53a - 1-53dPass Creek in valley in Teocalli Mountains, on the approach to Rainy Pass (McPherson: K210 - K213)   View imageAugust 1914

Item 1-53d is captioned: Moose. An arrow drawn on the photo indicates where the animal is standing in the distance.
Along Pass Creek - Approach to Rainey Pass [also written on page: Map Sheet #15]
541-54a - 1-54dValley in Teocalli Mountains near Pass Creek, on the approach to Rainy Pass (McPherson: K214 - K217)   View imageAugust 1914
"Approach Rainey Pass" [also written on page: Map Sheet #15]
551-55a - 1-55bCreek in Teocalli Mountains on approach to Rainy Pass (McPherson: K218 - K219)   View imageAugust 1914
1-55c - 1-55dLine of men and packhorses of expedition travelling to Rainy Pass (McPherson: K220 - K221)   View imageAugust 1914
"Rainey Pass" [also written on page: Map Sheet #15]
561-56a - 1-56bLine of expedition packhorses approaching Rainy Pass in the Teocalli Mountains (McPherson: K222 - K223)   View imageAugust 1914
1-56cSlopes near Rainy Pass (McPherson: K224)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption: Talus covered Slopes of fine Slate.
1-56dSign at the summit of Rainy Pass stating mileage to Seward and Nome (McPherson: K225)   View imageAugust 1914

Sign at summit reads: Summit Rainy Pass. Nome 669. Seward 289.
N. W. from near Rainey Pass; Rainey Pass Looking S. E.; Below Camp 45; Camp 45 [also written on page: Map Sheet #15]
571-57aLooking northwest across mountain valley with creek near Rainy Pass, Teocalli Mountains (McPherson: K226)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: N. W. from near Rainey Pass.
1-57bLooking southeast along creek at Rainy Pass, Teocalli Mountains (McPherson: K227)   View imageAugust 1914
1-57cValley in Teocalli Mountains below Camp 45, north of Rainy Pass (McPherson: K228)   View imageAugust 1914
1-57dExpedition members and packhorses at Camp 45, north of Rainy Pass, Teocalli Mountains (McPherson: K229)   View imageAugust 1914
Valley above Camp 45; Camp 45; Camp 46 [also written on page: Map Sheet 15]
581-58a - 1-58bValley in Teocalli Mountains above Camp 45, north of Rainy Pass (McPherson: K230 - K231)   View imageAugust 1914
1-58cValley in Teocalli Mountains, seen from higher elevation, showing location of Camp 45 (McPherson: K232)   View imageAugust 1914

Arrow drawn on photo shows location of camp.
1-58dTent at Camp 46 in wooded valley in Teocalli Mountains, near Rainy Pass Roadhouse (McPherson: K233)   View imageAugust 1914
Dalzell Cr. near Camp 46; Camp 48; South Fork Kuskokwim R. [also written on page: Map Sheets 15 & 16]
591-59aDalzell Creek, near Camp 46 in the Teocalli Mountains (McPherson: K234)   View imageAugust 1914
1-59bMen and horses at Camp 48, near South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K235)   View imageAugust 1914
1-59cLooking north from Camp 48 toward Terra Cotta Mountains and South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K236)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
1-59dPackhorses grazing next to stream near South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K238)   View imageAugust 1914
S. Fork Kuskokwim River between Camps 48 & 49; Looking South up River; Looking North down River [also written on page: Map Sheet #17]
601-60a - 1-60bPackhorses in South Fork Kuskokwim River, between Camps 48 and 49 (McPherson: K239 - K240)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on item 1-60a shows route.
Caption under photos: S. Fork Kuskokwim River between Camps 48 & 49.
1-60cLooking south along South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K241)   View imageAugust 1914
1-60dLooking north across valley of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K242)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Looking North down River.
Talus covered Slopes of Fine Slate Teocalli Cr. [also written on page: Map Sheet No. 17]

Teocalli Creek does not exist on current maps. McPherson probably named this creek himself, as he did Teocalli Pass.
611-61a - 1-61dTalus slopes above creek in Teocalli Mountains (McPherson: K243 - K246)   View imageAugust 1914

Talus, or scree, is the result of weathering of bedrock; the materials in talus are in the process of transforming from stable bedrock into clay. Talus is not a stable material, and landslides may easily occur on talus slopes.
Approaches to Teocalli Pass; Teocalli Pass [also written on page: Map Sheet #17A]

McPherson writes in his report on the Kuskokwim Reconnaissance that he named Teocalli Pass, situated about eight miles southwest of Rainy Pass, after the name of its mountain range. There is no Teocalli Pass on contemporary maps. Goodman Pass, similarly situated approximately eight miles southwest of Rainy Pass, is probably the same pass that McPherson described.
621-62a - 1-62bSlopes on the approach to pass in Teocalli Mountains, probably Goodman Pass (McPherson: K247, K249)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption between photos: Approaches to Teocalli Pass.
1-62c - 1-62dPass, probably Goodman Pass, in Teocalli Mountains (McPherson: K248, K250)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption between photos: Teocalli Pass.
N. E. Approaches to Teocalli Pass [also written on page: Map Sheet #17A]
631-63a - 1-63dNortheast approaches to pass in Teocalli Mountains, probably Goodman Pass (McPherson: K251 - K253, K255)   View imageAugust 1914
"Teocalli Pass" [also written on page: Map Sheet #17A]
641-64aMan at pass in Teocalli Mountains, probably Goodman Pass (McPherson: K254)   View imageAugust 1914
1-64b - 1-64cPass in Teocalli Mountains, probably Goodman Pass (McPherson: K256 - K257)   View imageAugust 1914
1-64dCreek in Teocalli Mountains seen from higher elevation, probably near Goodman Pass (McPherson: K258)   View imageAugust 1914
Teocalli Cr. [also written on page: Sheet #17A]
651-65aCreek in Teocalli Mountains seen from higher elevation, probably near Goodman Pass (McPherson: K259)   View imageAugust 1914
1-65bWaterfall in Teocalli Mountains, probably near Goodman Pass (McPherson: K261)   View imageAugust 1914
1-65cCreek flowing down rocky slope in Teocalli Mountains, probably near Goodman Pass (McPherson: K260)   View imageAugust 1914
1-65dSlope in Teocalli Mountains apparently composed of eroding soil (McPherson: K262)   View imageAugust 1914
"South Fork Kuskokwim" Down from Teocalli; "South Forth Kuskokwim" Looking Up from Teocalli Cr.; Slide on Talus covered slopes; Terra Cotta Mts. [also written on page: Map Sheet #17]
661-66aLooking toward South Fork Kuskokwim River, seen from higher elevation in Teocalli Mountains (McPherson: K264)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
1-66bLooking toward South Fork Kuskokwim River from creek in Teocalli Mountains, probably near Goodman Pass (McPherson: K265)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption below photo: "South Fork Kuskokwim" Looking Up from Teocalli Cr.
1-66cLandslide on talus slopes above creek in Teocalli Mountains, probably near Goodman Pass (McPherson: K263)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption below photo: Slide on Talus covered slopes "Teocalli Cr."
1-66dTerra Cotta Mountains on the west bank of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K266)   View imageAugust 1914
"Terra Cotta Mtns."; "Up South Fork Kuskokwim R." [also written on page: Map Sheet #18]
671-67a - 1-67cTerra Cotta Mountains on the west bank of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K267 - K269)   View imageAugust 1914
1-67dLooking upstream on South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K270)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
No title on page [Terra Cotta Mountains]
681-68Mountain range, probably Terra Cotta Mountains, above forested valley (McPherson: K274)   View imageAugust 1914
Down South Fork Kuskokwim from Camp 50 [also written on page: Map Sheets 18, 19]
691-69aMountain peaks, probably Terra Cotta Mountains, above South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K271)   View imageAugust 1914
1-69bLooking along valley of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K273)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
1-69cSouth Fork Kuskokwim River with mountain range at right, probably Terra Cotta Mountains (McPherson: K272)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
1-69dLooking toward South Fork Kuskokwim River, seen from hill above (McPherson: K275)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Down S. F. Kuskokwim from Camp 50; Up S. F. Kuskokwim showing Junction with Hartman River; Approach to Canyon S. F. Kuskokwim [also written on page: Map Sheet #19]
701-70aLooking toward South Fork Kuskokwim River from Camp 50 (McPherson: K276)   View imageAugust 1914
1-70bLooking toward South Fork Kuskokwim River and junction with Hartman River (McPherson: K277)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Up S. F. Kuskokwim showing Junction with Hartman River.
1-70cValley of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K278)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Approach to Canyon S. F. Kuskokwim.
1-70dBear in tree, near South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K279)   View imageAugust 1914
"Down South Fork Kuskokwim" [also written on page: Map Sheet 19]
711-71a - 1-71cLooking downstream on South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K280 - K281, K283)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on item 1-71b shows route.
1-71dPackhorses grazing in rocky terrain near South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K284)   View imageAugust 1914

McPherson number: K284.
"Canyon" South Fork Kuskokwim
721-72a - 1-72dRiver canyon of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K285 - K288)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on 1-72b and 1-72d shows route.
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Upper End Canyon S. Fork Kuskokwim River [also written on page: Map Sheet #20]
Page Item
12-1a - 2-1dRiver canyon of the South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K289 - K292)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on 2-1b shows route.
22-2a - 2-2bRiver canyon of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K293 - K94)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on 2-2c shows route.
2-2cLooking across river valley of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K295)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on 2-2c shows route.
2-2dEroding slope above South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K296)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on 2-2c shows route.
Down Through Canyon S. F. Kuskokwim River; Up S. Fork Kuskokwim above Canyon; Upper Approach to Canyon S. Fork Kuskokwim River; Across Ptarmigan Creek and Styx River
32-3aOn hillside above river canyon of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K297)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Down Through Canyon S. F. Kuskokwim River.
2-3bLooking toward South Fork Kuskokwim River from hillside (McPherson: K298)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Up S. Fork Kuskokwim above Canyon.
2-3cMen and packhorses traversing hillside near South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K299)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Upper Approach to Canyon S. Fork Kuskokwim River.
2-3dLooking across valley near junction of Ptarmigan Creek and Styx River (McPherson: K300)   View imageAugust 1914
Up Ptarmigan Valley; Up Ptarmigan Valley toward Houston Pass; South - in Houston Pass; Camp 52 [also written on page: Map Sheet 20, 21]

McPherson writes in his report that he named Houston Pass in honor of Judge Houston, the Chairman of the House Committee on the Territories.
42-4aLooking across Ptarmigan Valley (McPherson: K301)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-4bLooking across Ptarmigan Valley toward Houston Pass (McPherson: K302)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-4cLooking south along Houston Pass, with three packhorses at left (McPherson: K303)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-4dTwo members of expedition in front of tent at Camp 52 in Houston Pass (McPherson: K304)   View imageAugust 1914
Houston Pass from Camp 52; Upper Happy Valley; Upper Happy Valley near Camp 53; Camp 53 [also written on page: Map Sheet 21, 22, 14]
52-5aLooking across Houston Pass from Camp 52 (McPherson: K305)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-5bLooking across Happy Valley with mountains in background, probably Alaska Range (McPherson: K306)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Upper Happy Valley.
2-5cLooking across Happy Valley with low clouds obscuring mountain view (McPherson: K307)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Upper Happy Valley near Camp 53.
2-5dExpedition members and packhorses at Camp 53, above Happy River Valley (McPherson: K308)   View imageAugust 1914
Up Happy Valley from Happy Moose Divide; Down Moose Creek Happy Moose Divide; Upper Valley Moose Cr. [also written on page: Map Sheet 14, 23]
62-6aLooking across Happy Valley (McPherson: K309)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Up Happy Valley from Happy-Moose Divide.
2-6bLooking across valley of Moose Creek (McPherson: K310)   View imageAugust 1914

Dotted line on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Down Moose Creek Happy-Moose Divide.
2-6cLow clouds over Moose Creek Valley (McPherson: K311)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Upper Valley Moose Cr.
2-6dSnow on Alaska Range above Moose Creek (McPherson: K312)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Upper Valley Moose Cr.
Up Moose Cr. Valley from near Camp 54; Down Moose Cr. Valley from near Camp 54; Camp 54 above Timber Line; East Approach to Simpson Pass
72-7aLooking up Moose Creek Valley toward mountains, from near Camp 54 (McPherson: K313)   View imageAugust 1914
2-7bLooking down at Moose Creek in Moose Creek Valley, from near Camp 54 (McPherson: K314)   View imageAugust 1914
2-7cExpedition member leading horse with wood loaded on its back, near Camp 54 in the Alaska Range (McPherson: K315)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Camp 54 above Timber Line - Bringing up Wood.
2-7dLine of packhorses travelling up approach to Simpson Pass, Alaska Range   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: East Approach to Simpson Pass.
Down Earl Creek Valley from Simpson Pass; "Simpson Pass" from West [also written on page: Map Sheet 23]
82-8a - 2-8bLooking down on Earl Creek Valley from Simpson Pass, ringed by snowy peaks of Alaska Range (McPherson: K317 - K318)   View imageAugust 1914
2-8c - 2-8dPackhorses in the distance on western approach to snow-covered Simpson Pass, Alaska Range (McPherson: K320 - K321)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption between photos: "Simpson Pass" from West.
Mountain South of Simpson Pass
92-9Snow-covered mountain south of Simpson Pass in Alaska Range   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Mountain South of Simpson Pass.
Crossing Ice Field; Simpson Pass; Down Tatina River; Up Earl Cr. Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet 23]
102-10aExpedition members leading horses across ice field on the west side of Simpson Pass, Alaska Range (McPherson: K322)   View imageAugust 1914
2-10bSimpson Pass in Alaska Range seen from Earl River Valley below, with packhorses in foreground (McPherson: K323)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Simpson Pass from Earl Cr. Valley.
2-10cLooking down on Tatina River from the mouth of Earl River (McPherson: K324)   View imageAugust 1914
2-10dLooking up Earl River Valley from near mouth of Earl River (McPherson: K325)   View imageAugust 1914
No title on page [Mountain South of Simpson Pass]
112-11Snow-covered mountain south of Simpson Pass, Alaska Range (McPherson: K319)   View imageAugust 1914

Duplicate of item 2-9.
Canyon mouth of Earl Creek; Canyon Mouth Dalzell Cr.; Canyon Mouth of Dalzell Cr.; Down Tatina River below Mouth Dalzell Cr. [also written on page: Map Sheet 23-16]
122-12aBeginning of Earl River Canyon (McPherson: K326)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Canyon mouth of Earl Creek.
2-12bWhite water of Dalzell Creek at beginning of canyon (McPherson: K327)   View imageAugust 1914

Caption under photo: Canyon Mouth Dalzell Cr.
2-12c   View imageAugust 1914

Caption next to photo: Canyon Mouth of Dalzell Cr.
McPherson number: K328.
2-12dLooking down Tatina River from point below mouth of Dalzell Creek (McPherson: K329)   View imageAugust 1914
Tatina River Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet 16]
132-13a - 2-13dTatina River Valley (McPherson: K330 - K333)   View imageAugust 1914
Down S. F. Kuskokwim; Junction Tatina & S. F. Kuskokwim; Up Tatina River; Mountains West side S. Fork Kuskokwim
142-14aLooking down South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K334)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-14bRiver valley at junction of Tatina River and South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K335)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption seems to indicate river junction; no water is visible so river bed was dry at time of photo.
Caption under photo: Junction Tatina & S. F. Kuskokwim Looking up S. Fork.
2-14cRiver valley, looking up Tatina River (McPherson: K336)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption seems to indicate river junction; no water is visible so river bed was dry at time of photo.
Caption under photo: Up Tatina River.
McPherson number: K336.
2-14dTerra Cotta Mountains on the west side of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K337)   View imageAugust or September 1914
Down S.F. Kuskokwim River at Junction of Tatina
152-15Looking down river valley of South Fork Kuskokwim River at junction with Tatina River (McPherson: K338)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption under photo: Down S. F. Kuskokwim at Junction of Tatina.
Mountain N. E. from Mouth Tatina River; Rohn Road House Camp 47; Up S. Fork Kuskokwim from Camp 57 [also written on page: Map Sheet #16]
162-16a - 2-16bMountain northeast from mouth of the Tatina River (McPherson: K339, K341)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-16cPackhorses outside Rohn Roadhouse, site of Camp 47 (McPherson: K340)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption under photo: Rohn Road House - Camp 47.
2-16dPackhorses on riverbank and and expedition member in canoe leading horse through water, seen from across South Fork Kuskokwim River near junction with Tatina River (McPherson: K342)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption under photo: Up S. Fork Kuskokwim from Camp 57.
Crossing of S. Fork Kuskokwim at Camp 57; Burnt Timber West side S. Fork Kuskokwim [also written on page: Map Sheet #16]
172-17a - 2-17cHorses and expedition members in canoe crossing South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K343 - K345)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption under photo: Crossing of S. Fork Kuskokwim at Camp 57.
2-17dTimber after a forest fire on the west side of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K346)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption under photo: Burnt timber West side S. Fork Kuskokwim.
"Valley of S. Fork Kuskokwim"; Across Post River; Across Post River and down Valley; Down Post River and across S. Fork Kuskokwim [also written on page: Map Sheet #25]
182-18aLooking toward river valley of the South Fork Kuskokwim River from south of Post River (McPherson: K347)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-18bLooking across Post River, north of Rohn Roadhouse (McPherson: K348)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-18cLooking across Post River and down valley of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K349)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-18dLooking at Terra Cotta Mountains near junction of Post River and South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K350)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Down Post River and across S. Fork Kuskokwim.
Along Winter Trail North of Post River [also written on page: Map Sheet 25]
192-19aLooking toward mountain peak from meadow on Government Winter Trail north of Post River (McPherson: K351)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-19bGovernment Winter Trail along South Fork Kuskokwim River, north of Post River (McPherson: K352)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-19cPackhorses grazing along South Fork Kuskokwim River on Government Winter Trail north of Post River (McPherson: K353)   View imageAugust or September 1914

McPherson number: K353.
2-19dLooking across South Fork Kuskokwim River to mountains on Government Winter Trail north of Post River (McPherson: K354)   View imageAugust or September 1914
Along Winter Trail North of Post River [also written on page: Map Sheet 25]
202-20aLooking toward mountain across South Fork Kuskokwim River on Government Winter Trail north of Post River (McPherson: K355)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-20bLooking across South Fork Kuskokwim River on Government Winter Trail north of Post River (McPherson: K356)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-20cBank of South Fork Kuskokwim River on Government Winter Trail north of Post River (McPherson: K357)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-20dForested valley, probably after forest fire on Government Winter Trail north of Post River (McPherson: K358)   View imageAugust or September 1914
Valley of S. Fork Kuskokwim [also written on page: Map Sheets 25 & 26]
212-21aLooking across valley of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K359)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-21bLooking along South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K360)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-21cLooking toward Egypt Mountain across valley of South Fork Kuskokwim River near Government Winter Trail (McPherson: K361)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-21dPackhorse on trail, probably on Government Winter Trail in South Fork Kuskokwim River Valley (McPherson: K362)   View imageAugust or September 1914
Valley of S. Fork Kuskokwim; Farewell Mtn. [also written on page: Map Sheet #26]
222-22aLooking across South Fork Kuskokwim River Valley to mountains (McPherson: K363)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-22bSouth Fork Kuskokwim River Valley with mountains at right (McPherson: K364)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-22cLooking across forest to Farewell Mountain near South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K365)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo to show route.
2-22dRiver or lake in South Fork Kuskokwim River Valley (McPherson: K366)   View imageAugust or September 1914
Lakes along Winter Trail [also written on page: Map Sheet #26]
232-23a - 2-23bLooking across lake to forest, along Government Winter Trail through South Fork Kuskokwim River Valley (McPherson: K367 - K368)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo to show route.
2-23cLooking across lake to mountains and forest along Government Winter Trail through South Fork Kuskokwim River Valley (McPherson: K369)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo to show route.
2-23dTwo expedition members with packhorses along edge of lake along Government Winter Trail through South Fork Kuskokwim River Valley (McPherson: K370)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo to show route.
242-24aReflection of mountain range in lake with expedition member and horse at right, along Government Winter Trail through South Fork Kuskokwim River Valley (McPherson: K371)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-24bReflection of mountain range in lake along Government Winter Trail through South Fork Kuskokwim River Valley   View imageAugust or September 1914

No McPherson number.
2-24cLooking across lake along Government Winter Trail through South Fork Kuskokwim River Valley (McPherson: K373)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-24dLooking across lake to mountain range along Government Winter Trail through South Fork Kuskokwim River Valley (McPherson: K374)   View imageAugust or September 1914
"Pitka Divide"; Approach to Divide [also written on page: Map Sheet #26, 27]

The Pitka Divide is a range of hills running in a northwestern line from the foothills of the Terra Cotta Mountains. The South Fork of the Kuskokwim River parallels the Pitka Divide to the east.
252-25a - 2-25bLooking across water to the Pitka Divide (McPherson: K375 - K376)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-25cGrassland on the approach to the Pitka Divide (McPherson: K377)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-25dLake or river on approach to Pitka Divide (McPherson: K378)   View imageAugust or September 1914
Pitka Divide; Pitka Divide S. E. from Camp 60; Valley S. Fork Kuskokwim from Camp 60 [also written on page: Map Sheet #27]
262-26aTrees and vegetation on Pitka Divide (McPherson: K379)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-26bLooking southeast across Pitka Divide hills from Camp 60 (McPherson: K380)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-26c - 2-26dLooking across valley of South Fork Kuskokwim River from Camp 60 (McPherson: K381 - K382)   View imageAugust or September 1914

If placed side by side, photos would form panorama.
Caption under photos: Valley S. Fork Kuskokwim from Camp 60. Panorama 381-384.
Valley S. Fork Kuskokwim from Camp 60; Summit Pitka Divide; Kuskokwim Basin N. W. from Pitka Divide [also written on page: Map Sheet 27]
272-27a - 2-27bLooking across valley of South Fork Kuskokwim River from Camp 60 (McPherson: K383 - K384)   View imageAugust or September 1914

If placed side by side, photos would form panorama. Dotted line drawn on photos shows route.
2-27cSummit of Pitka Divide hills (McPherson: K385)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-27dLooking northwest across Kuskokwim Basin from Pitka Divide hills (McPherson: K386)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption under photo: Kuskokwim Basin N. W. from Pitka Divide. Panorama 386-387.
N. W. from Pitka Divide; Plain West of Pitka Divide; A usual feature of the Winter Trail; N. W. across the Kuskokwim Basin
282-28aLooking northwest across Kuskokwim Basin from Pitka Divide (McPherson: K387)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-28bScrubby undergrowth west of Pitka Divide (McPherson: K388)   View imageAugust or September 1914

The Government Winter Trail runs through a "gravel flat" indicated on Map Sheet 27.
Caption under photo: Gravel. Plain - West of Pitka Divide. Scrubby Undergrowth.
2-28cRiver or lake bordered by trees possibly burned by forest fire along the Government Winter Trail west of Pitka Divide (McPherson: K389)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption under photo: A usual feature of the Winter Trail.
2-28dLooking northwest across Kuskokwim Basin (McPherson: K390)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Sullivan Creek; Portaging outfit through Swamps. Pitka Valley; Crossing Birch Ridge dotted with Grass Marshes. Pitka Valley. [also written on page: Map Sheet 29, 30]
292-29aLogs in Sullivan Creek west of South Fork Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K391)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-29bTwo expedition members with walking sticks in Pitka Valley swamp (McPherson: K392)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption under photo: Portaging outfit through swamps. Pitka Valley
2-29cThree expedition members in Pitka Valley swamp (McPherson: K393)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-29dExpedition member leading line of pack horses at edge of marsh in Pitka Valley (McPherson: K394)   View imageAugust or September 1914

Caption under photo: Crossing Birch Ridge dotted with Grass Marshes. Pitka Valley.
Lake and Low Birch Ridge. Pitka Valley; Marsh near Bear Cr.; Corduroying Marshes near Bear Cr. [also written on page: Map Sheet #30]
302-30a - 2-30bLake bordered by marsh and birch trees in Pitka Valley (McPherson: K395 - K396)   View imageAugust or September 1914

If placed side by side, photos would form panorama.
Caption under photo 2-30a: Lake & Low Birch Ridge. Pitka Valley. Panorama 395-396.
2-30cMarsh near Bear Creek, which crosses Government Winter Trail (McPherson: K397)   View imageAugust or September 1914
2-30dTwo expedition members laying logs to create a crossing or "corduroy road," across marsh near Bear Creek (McPherson: K398)   View imageAugust or September 1914

A corduroy road, also known as a skid road, is built by placing logs across a swampy area to form a road.
Caption next to photo: Corduroying Marshes near Bear Cr.
Spruce Marsh near Bear Creek; Bear Creek; "Pitkafork" between Bear Cr. & Salmon River [also written on page: Map Sheet 30]
312-31aSmoke from small fire and packhorse grazing in spruce marsh near Bear Creek (McPherson: K399)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Spruce Marsh near Bear Creek.
2-31b -2-31cBear Creek (McPherson: K400 - K401)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-31dPitka Fork between Bear Creek and Salmon River (McPherson: K402)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: "Pitkafork" between Bear Cr. & Salmon River.
"Pitkafork" between Bear Cr. & Salmon River [also written on page: Map Sheet 30, 31]
322-32a - 2-32dPitka Fork between Bear Creek and Salmon River (McPherson: K340 - K406)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: "Pitkafork" between Bear Cr. & Salmon River.
Salmon River Road House; Garden. Salmon River Road House; "Pitkafork" from below mouth Salmon River; Cutting native hay Mouth Salmon River [also written on page: Map Sheet #31]
332-33aBuildings of Salmon River Roadhouse, seen from Salmon River (McPherson: K407)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-33bGarden at Salmon River Roadhouse, located on Salmon River near its junction with Pitka Fork (McPherson: K408)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-33cLooking along Pitka Fork from below the mouth of the Salmon River (McPherson: K409)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: "Pitkafork" from below mouth Salmon River.
2-33dMan cutting grass for hay near the Salmon River's junction with Pitka Fork (McPherson: K410)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Cutting native hay. Mouth Salmon River.
Cutting Native Hay - Mouth Salmon River; Constructing Rafts at Camp 66; "Pitka Fork" below mouth Salmon River

McPherson wrote in his report that the party spent five days building three rafts in order to reach McGrath via the Pitka Fork, Big River, and the Kuskokwim River, since he had determined that the terrain was impassible for horses.
342-34aMan cutting grass for hay on riverbank near the Salmon River junction with Pitka Fork (McPherson: K411)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Cutting Native Hay - Mouth Salmon River.
2-34bExpedition member sawing log for raft construction at Camp 66 on bank of Pitka Fork (McPherson: K412)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-34cExpedition members constructing raft at Camp 66 on bank of Pitka Fork (McPherson: K413)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-34dLooking along Pitka Fork from below the mouth of the Salmon River (McPherson: K414)   View imageSeptember 1914
Garden of Native; Home of Native; "Building Rafts"; Dexter; Blake [also written on page: Map Sheet 31]
352-35aGarden enclosed by wooden fence near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K415)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Garden of Native.
2-35bLog house with logs on sawhorse in yard near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K416)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Home of Native - near Mouth Salmon River.
2-35cThree expedition members at work building rafts in clearing near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K417)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-35dC. P. Dexter, Assistant Engineer and Topographer, posed outdoors near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K419)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Dexter.
2-35eG. G. Blake, Topographer, posed outdoors near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K420)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Blake.
The Raft Builders: The pleasant anticipation of three days aboard the rafts were soon dispelled by the cold driving rains.
362-36aMark Nichols, General Assistant, standing near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K424)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: "Nichols."
2-36bJoseph Martindale, General Assistant, smoking pipe near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K425)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption next to photo: Martindale.
2-36cJ. A. Denny, Packer for the Kuskokwim Reconnaissance, near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K423)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Denny.
2-36dRobert Reed, Packer, near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K422)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Reed.
2-36eC. T. Chenery, Recorder and General Assistant, near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K421)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Chenery.
Launching & Loading Rafts
372-37aExpedition members moving raft down riverbank for launching near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K426)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-37b - 2-37cRaft moored by riverbank near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K427 - K428)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-37dFour horses on raft near junction of Salmon River and Pitka Fork (McPherson: K429)   View imageSeptember 1914
"Pitka Fork"
382-38aTwo expedition members, two horses, and canoe loaded on raft on Pitka Fork (McPherson: K430)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-38bFour expedition members on tented raft with American flag at front on Pitka Fork (McPherson: K431)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-38cThree expedition members propelling tented raft with pole on Pitka Fork (McPherson: K410)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-38dPitka Fork with raft in distance (McPherson: K433)   View imageSeptember 1914
Middle Fork - Big River; Mouth of Middle Fork Big River; Fish Camp. Mouth of Middle Fork. Big River
392-39aRaft in distance on Middle Fork Big River (McPherson: K434)   View imageSeptember 1914

McPherson number: K434.
2-39bExpedition member propelling raft carrying horses on Middle Fork Big River (McPherson: K435)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-39cMouth of Middle Fork Big River (McPherson: K436)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption: Middle Fork - Big River.
2-39dFish camp on river bank at the mouth of the Middle Fork Big River (McPherson: K437)   View imageSeptember 1914
Up South Fork from Junction Middle Fork Big River; "Fish Camp" Mouth of Middle Fork Big River; "Big River" [also written on page: Map Sheet 32]

McPherson refers to South Fork Big River to identify the stretch of Big River that flows south from the junction with Middle Fork. This distinction is not used on maps today; the river is simply called Big River, both north and south of its junction with Middle Fork.
402-40aLooking south on Big River from the junction with Middle Fork Big River (McPherson: K438)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption: Up South Fork from Junction Middle Fork. Big River.
2-40bHusky sitting on bank at fish camp on Big River near junction with Middle Fork Big River (McPherson: K439)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption: "Fish Camp." Mouth of Middle Fork Big River.
2-40cRafts in distance on Big River (McPherson: K440)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-40dBig River (McPherson: K441)   View imageSeptember 1914
"Kuskokwim River"; Berry Road House [also written on page: Map Sheet 32-33]
412-41aRaft carrying horses and expedition member on the Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K442)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-41bLooking across Kuskokwim River, with Berry Roadhouse barely visible on river bank (McPherson: K443)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-41cKuskokwim River (McPherson: K444)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-41dRaft carrying horses on Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K445)   View imageSeptember 1914
Kuskokwim River [also written on page: Map Sheet 33]
422-42aLooking toward wooded bank of Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K446)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-42bKuskokwim River (McPherson: K447)   View imageSeptember 1914

McPherson number: K447.
2-42cLooking along Kuskokwim River, with raft in distance (McPherson: K448)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-42dTented raft on Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K449)   View imageSeptember 1914

McPherson number: K449.
Kuskokwim River; Birch & Spruce covered Ridges N. bank Kuskokwim
432-43aExpedition members on raft with American flag at masthead, Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K450)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-43bTwo expedition members on raft carrying horses, Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K451)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-43cTwo expedition members in canoe on Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K452)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-43dBirch and spruce trees on the north bank of the Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K453)   View imageSeptember 1914
Kuskokwim River; Blake; Perry waiting for Raft crews; Going to other rafts for meal relief
442-44aKuskokwim River (McPherson: K457)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-44bTopographer G. G. Blake on raft using surveying tool (McPherson: K455)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Blake.
2-44cExpedition cook E. Perry cooking on camp stove on raft (McPherson: K456)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Perry waiting for Raft crews.
2-44dTwo expedition members in canoe on Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K454)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Going to other rafts for meal relief.
McGrath - Kuskokwim River [also written on page: Map Sheet 35]
452-45aFive expedition members on raft on Kuskokwim River near McGrath (McPherson: K458)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-45bLooking along Kuskokwim River toward settlement of McGrath in distance (McPherson: K459)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-45cLooking along Kuskokwim River, with buildings of McGrath at right (McPherson: K460)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-45dTwo men outside Northern Commercial Company building in McGrath (McPherson: K461)   View imageSeptember 1914
Northern Commercial Co. Headquarters - McGrath; McGrath Post Office; Geigers Garden; Spragues Garden [also written on page: Map Sheet 35]
462-46aBuildings of the Northern Commercial Company headquarters in McGrath, seen from across the Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K462)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-46bMan, woman, and child in front of McGrath Post Office (McPherson: K463)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-46cYoung girl and boy standing in Geiger family cabbage patch in McGrath, Kuskokwim River in background (McPherson: K464)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Geigers Garden. McGrath.
2-46dTwo men tending the Sprague family garden in McGrath (McPherson: K465)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Spragues Garden. McGrath.
Sprague Potato Patch; D. W. Sprague; McGrath P. Office from D. W. Sprague [also written on page: Map Sheet 35]
472-47aD. W. Sprague and another man kneeling by rows of potatoes on Sprague farm, McGrath (McPherson: K466)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Sprague Potato Patch.
2-47bD. W. Sprague picking up potato while another man stands at right (McPherson: K467)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-47cD. W. Sprague holding rope standing next to sacks of potatoes (McPherson: K470)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-47dMcGrath Post Office seen from the Sprague farm across the Kuskokwim River (McPherson: K468)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: McGrath P. Office from D. W. Sprague.
"Tacotna River" near mouth; Cloughs Road House. Tacotna Forks; Fresh Eggs at Cloughs Road House; Tacotna Forks [also written on page: Map Sheet 35]

Once the party reached McGrath, McPherson sold the party's seven remaining pack horses at public auction, having determined that the rest of the route on the Government Winter Trail would be impossible for travel by horses. The party continued on foot for the rest of the journey.
For the Takotna River, McPherson uses the alternate spelling "Tacotna."
482-48aLooking along Takotna River from near its mouth at McGrath (McPherson: K469)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-48bMan and women in front of Clough's Roadhouse near the Forks on Takotna River (McPherson: K471)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-48cHens in chicken coop at Clough's Roadhouse near the Forks on Takotna River (McPherson: K472)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Fresh Eggs at Cloughs Road House.
2-48dBuildings along riverbank at the Forks on Takotna River (McPherson: K473)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Tacotna Forks.
"Tacotna River" above Forks [also written on page: Map Sheet 35-36]
492-49aLooking along Takotna River from above the Forks (McPherson: K474)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-49bSmall boat near bank of Takotna River (McPherson: K475)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-49cLooking along Takotna River from above the Forks (McPherson: K476)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-49dTwo boats, carrying three men and cargo, moored on Takotna River (McPherson: K477)   View imageSeptember 1914
"Tacotna River" [also written on page: Map Sheet 36]
502-50aExpedition members on beach near moored boats on Takotna River, probably setting up camp (McPherson: K478)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-50b - 2-50dLooking along Takotna River (McPherson: K479 - K481)   View imageSeptember 1914
"Tacotna"; McLeans Road House. Tacotna; A Typical Alaska Family [also written on page: Map Sheet 36]
512-51aBuildings including Northern Commercial Company building in Takotna on Takotna River (McPherson: K482)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo to show route.
Caption under photo: "Tacotna." Tacotna River.
2-51bMan and woman outside McLean's Roadhouse, Takotna (McPherson: K483)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-51cMan and small boy on log bridge, Takotna (McPherson: K484)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-51dWoman holding infant seated on porch with two small boys and large dog, Takotna (McPherson: K485)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: A Typical Alaska Family.
Native Born Children; "Tacotna"; Tacotna Valley from hill west of Tacotna; "Porcupine" [also written on page: Map Sheet 37]
"Native Born Children" refers not to the children of native Alaskan peoples, but to settlers' children born in Alaska. At this point in the settlement of the Alaska Territory, families with children were rare and thus made much of.
522-52aTwo young boys and an infant seated outside house in Takotna (McPherson: K486)   View imageSeptember 1914

Same children as in item 2-51d.
Caption under photo: Native Born Children. "Tacotna."
2-52bBuildings in Takotna, including the Kuskokwim Commercial Company store (McPherson: K487)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route along river.
2-52cLooking across Takotna Valley from hill west of Takotna (McPherson: K488)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-52dPorcupine at the top of evergreen tree, west of Takotna (McPherson: K489)   View imageSeptember 1914
From "Innoko Divide" [also written on page: Map Sheet 37]
532-53aLooking west from hill in the Innoko Divide, a line of hills near the Innoko River (McPherson: K490)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-53bLooking northeast from hill in Innoko Divide, a line of hills near the Innoko River (McPherson: K491)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-53cLooking east from hill in Innoko Divide, a line of hills near the Innoko River (McPherson: K492)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-53dLooking northeast from hill in Innoko Divide, a line of hills near the Innoko River (McPherson: K493)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Looking N. E. Panorama 493-494-495.
From Innoko Divide; From Pass - Innoko Divide [also written on page: Map Sheet 37]
542-54aLooking north across hills in Innoko Divide, a line of hills near the Innoko River (McPherson: K494)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-54bLooking northwest across forested hills and valleys in Innoko Divide, a line of hills near the Innoko River (McPherson: K495)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-54cLooking west across forested valley from a pass in the Innoko Divide, a line of hills near the Innoko River (McPherson: K496)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-54dLooking east at forested hill possibly after forest fire, from a pass in the Innoko Divide, a line of hills near the Innoko River   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
"Tacotna River" above Tacotna
552-55a - 2-55dLooking along Takotna River from above Takotna (McPherson: K498 - K501)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on items 2-55a, b, and d shows route.
Tacotna Valley; Tacotna River below Naumans Road House [also written on page: Map Sheet 38]
562-56aMarsh in Takotna Valley (McPherson: K502)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Open Marsh.
2-56bSlough in Takotna Valley (McPherson: K503)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-56c - 2-56dLooking along Takotna River below Nauman's Roadhouse (McPherson: K504 - K505)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photos: Tacotna River below Naumans Road House.
N. E. in Upper Tacotna Valley; Moore Creek Road House; Miners Cabin & Ditch; S. W. to Divide at head of Moore & Bonanaza Creeks [also written on page: Map Sheet 39, 40]
572-57aLooking northeast along Upper Takotna Valley (McPherson: K506)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-57bWoman and puppies in front of Moore Creek Roadhouse, near Moore Creek (McPherson: K507)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-57cMiner's cabin and ditch near Moore Creek (McPherson: K508)   View imageSeptember 1914

Ground is covered by what appears to be snow.
2-57dLooking across hills from near the headwaters of Moore Creek and Bonanza Creek (McPherson: K509)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: S. W. to Divide at head of Moore & Bonanza Creeks.
S. E. to Divide at head of Moore & Bonanza Creeks; Bonanza Creek; Down Valley of Bonanza Creek; Up Valley of Bonanza Creek [also written on page: Map Sheet 40]
582-58aLooking southeast toward mountain near headwaters of Moore and Bonanza Creeks (McPherson: K510)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-58bBonanza Creek (McPherson: K511)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-58cLooking along Bonanza Creek Valley (McPherson: K512)   View imageSeptember 1914

Makeshift surveyor's tripod in middle ground.
Caption under photo: Down Valley of Bonanza Creek.
2-58dLooking along Bonanza Creek Valley (McPherson: K513)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption under photo: Up Valley of Bonanza Creek.
McPherson number: K513.
Down Valley of Bonanza Creek; Up Bonanza Creek Valley from Ridge; From Ridge between Bonanza and Otter Creeks [also written on page: Map Sheet 41]
592-59aLooking across grassland in Bonanza Creek Valley (McPherson: K514)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Down Valley of Bonanza Creek.
2-59bBonanza Creek Valley seen from ridge above (McPherson: K515)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
2-59cLooking west across hills and mountains from ridge between Bonanza and Otter Creeks (McPherson: K516)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-59dLooking south across hills from ridge between Bonanza and Otter Creeks (McPherson: K517)   View imageSeptember 1914
From Ridge between Bonanza & Otter Creek [also written on page: Map Sheet 41]
602-60aLooking south over hill from ridge between Bonanza and Otter Creeks (McPherson: K518)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-60bLooking southeast over hills and mountains from ridge between Bonanza and Otter Creeks (McPherson: K519)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-60cLooking northeast toward mountains from ridge between Bonanza and Otter Creeks (McPherson: K520)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-60dLooking west over mining settlement of Discovery and Otter Creek Valley (McPherson: K521)   View imageSeptember 1914
"Discovery"; Otter Creek Valley; Placer Workings at Discovery; Flume Trestle across Otter Creek Valley [also written on page: Map Sheet 41]
612-61aMining settlement of Discovery seen from distance (McPherson: K522)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-61bLooking across forests of Otter Creek Valley (McPherson: K523)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-61cPlacer workings for mining activities at Discovery (McPherson: K524)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-61dFlume trestle across Otter Creek Valley (McPherson: K525)   View imageSeptember 1914
Discovery; Dredge at Discovery; Discovery looking east up Otter Creek; Native Hay Field on Hillside [also written on page: Map Sheet 41]
622-62aBuildings, probably miners' dwellings at Discovery (McPherson: K526)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-62bMining dredge at Discovery (McPherson: K527)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-62cLooking east up Otter Creek from Discovery (McPherson: K528)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-62dPoles, probably holding telegraph lines, on hillside near Discovery, hay rick in distance (McPherson: K529)   View imageSeptember 1914

Arrow drawn on photo indicates the hay rick in the distance.
Caption under photo: Native Hay Field on Hillside from which Timber has been cut. Discovery & Flat City. Note Hay Ricks.
Otter Creek between Discovery & Flat City; Woodpile; "Flat City" [also written on page: Map Sheet 41]

Flat City is a variant name for the small mining settlement of Flat, Alaska.
632-63a - 2-63bOtter Creek between Discovery and Flat City (McPherson: K530, K532)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption between photos: Otter Creek bet. Discovery & Flat City. A luxurient [sic] growth of Red Top wherever the ground is bare of timber and not swampy.
2-63cLarge pile of stacked wood cords in Otter Creek Valley probably near Flat   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Woodpile of about 1500 cords.
2-63dPlacer mining operation at Flat, Alaska seen from across valley (McPherson: K533)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: "Flat City." Center of Placer operations Iditarod Region.
"Tram Road" Between Flat City and Iditarod; North from Flat City; Wagon Road between Flat City & Iditarod [also written on page: Map Sheet 41]
642-64aTracks between Flat and Iditarod with snow-covered mountain range ahead (McPherson: K534)   View imageSeptember 1914

These tracks were probably used for a mining tramway or narrow gauge railway for the mining operations in Flat, Alaska.
Caption under photo: "Tram Road" Between Flat City and Iditarod. 7 miles long.
2-64bWagons traveling on wagon road between Flat and Iditarod (McPherson: K536)   View imageSeptember 1914

Two arrows drawn on photo indicate wagons.
Caption under photo: Wagon Road between Flat City & Iditarod. 2800 lbs to a load. Haul 7 miles. Freight 2¢ lb.
McPherson number: K536.
2-64cLooking north toward range of hills between Flat and Iditarod (McPherson K535)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-64dLooking southwest across Iditarod Valley (McPherson: K538)   View imageSeptember 1914

Dotted line drawn on photo shows route.
Wagon Road approaching Iditarod; Tundra underlain with frozen muck and Ice [also written on page: Map Sheet 41]
652-65aWagon road leading to town of Iditarod in the distance (McPherson: K538)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-65b - 2-65cMan standing on wagon road in frozen tundra (McPherson: K539 - K540)   View imageSeptember 1914

Writing on 2-65c indicates ice in ditch.
2-65dMuddy section of wagon road leading to Iditarod (McPherson: K541)   View imageSeptember 1914
Iditarod [also written on page: Map Sheet 41]
662-66aStreet scene in Iditarod (McPherson: K542)   View imageSeptember 1914

Business signs shown include: Merchant's Cafe; Crowley and Porter.
McPherson number: K542.
2-66bDogs on street corner in Iditarod (McPherson: K543)   View imageSeptember 1914

Business signs shown include: Dr. Worthman, Physician and Surgeon; Dr. Herms, Dentist; Star Restaurant
2-66c - 2-66dRiverfront in Iditarod (McPherson: K544 - K545)   View imageSeptember 1914

Boats shown: Little Delta; Beaver.
Departure of last boat from Iditarod for outside; Iditarod River
672-67aMen standing at public dock in Iditarod for departure of last boat of the season (McPherson: K546)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: Departure of last boat from Iditarod for outside. Shut off from transportation for 8½ months.
2-67b - 2-67dLooking along the Iditarod River (McPherson: K547 - K549)   View imageSeptember 1914
Iditarod River
682-68a -2-68dIditarod River (McPherson: K551 - K554)   View imageSeptember 1914
Iditarod River; Indian Village Inoko [sic] River; School-house
692-69aSetting sun over Iditarod River (McPherson: K555)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-69b - 2-69cCanoes moored in front of Indian village on bank of Innoko River (McPherson: K556 - K557)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under 2-69b: Indian Village Inoko [sic] River.
2-69dSchoolhouse in Indian village on bank of Innoko River (McPherson: K559)   View imageSeptember 1914
Innoko River
702-70a -2-72dInnoko River (McPherson: K560 - K571)   View imageSeptember 1914
Yukon River; Russian Mission
732-73aLooking along Yukon River to mountains in distance (McPherson: K572)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-73bYukon River (McPherson: K573)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-73cBuildings, Russian Orthodox church, and woodpiles in Eskimo village of Russian Mission on the bank of theYukon River (McPherson: K574)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-73dSteep river bank on the Yukon River, probably near Eskimo village of Russian Mission (McPherson: K575)   View imageSeptember 1914
Yukon River; "Marshall"
742-74a - 2-74cYukon River (McPherson: K576 - K578)   View imageSeptember 1914
732-74dYukon River with buildings of Marshall, a placer mining camp, in distance (McPherson: K579)   View imageSeptember 1914

Caption under photo: "Marshall" a new placer camp.
"Yukon River"
752-75aLooking along Yukon River near Marshall (McPherson: K580)   View imageSeptember 1914

McPherson number: K580.
2-75bBuildings at Marshall placer mining camp on bank of Yukon River (McPherson: K581)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-75cYukon River, possibly near Marshall Slough (McPherson: K582)   View imageSeptember 1914
2-75dEskimo village of Kotlik in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (McPherson: K583)   View imageSeptember 1914
Eskumo in Kayak off Stebbings Point, Bering Sea

McPherson mispells Stebbin Point as Stebbings Point, and uses an alternate spelling of Eskimo.
762-76Eskimo man paddling kayak near Stebbin Point on the Bering Sea (McPherson: K584)   View imageOctober 1914

McPherson probably meant Stebbin Point on St. Michael Island. The boat carrying the party to St. Michael was storm-bound off this point for three days, according to McPherson's report. The party finally reached St. Michael on October 5, 1914, embarked on the steamer Victoria, and reached Seattle on October 15th.

 
Box Date
Preparation and Surveys for the Alaska Railroad
2 Album documenting work of survey parties June - September 1914

It is unclear which of the 1914 survey parties this album documents; however, judging from the locations photographed, it most likely documents the surveys of parties 6, 7, 8 or 9 or the separate expeditions led by Lt. Frederick Mears or Thomas Riggs, Jr., members of the Commission. Captions make reference to parties led by Reaburn, Bacon, and Gray. There are photographs in the album of Mears and Riggs, and it is possible that the photographs were made by these members of the Commission. Several of the photographs are printed in the report of the Alaska Engineering Commission (H. R. Doc. 610, 64th Congress, 1st Session). Most photographs are accompanied by typewritten captions that identify the film roll and photograph number on that roll.
Locations include Chulitna River and Valley, Broad Pass, Jack River, Nenana River, Healy Fork, Copper River and Copper Centre.
Page Item
13-1Tents in Reaburn's camp near Middle Fork Chulitna River   View imageJuly 23, 1914

Photograph is Plate 28 in H. Doc. 610, 64-1.
Caption: Reaburn's camp on Middle Fork, Chulitna River.
23-2Fourteen men of Party No. 6 in camp near Middle Fork Chulitna River   View imageJuly 1914

Photograph is Plate 30A in H. Doc. 610, 64-1.
33-3Looking south across Middle Fork Chulitna River from hill near Reaburn's camp No. 3   View imageJuly 24, 1914

Line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption: Looking south down Middle Fork from hill West of Reaburn's camp No. 3 on middle fork.
43-4Looking north along Middle Fork Chulitna River from hill near Reaburn's camp No. 3   View imageJuly 24, 1914

Line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption: View of Middle Fork Chulitna River looking North from a point on hill near Reaburn's camp No. 3 on middle Fork.
53-5Looking south across Broad Pass from near the summit   View imageJuly 24, 1914
63-6Looking west across upper Chulitna River Valley near summit of Broad Pass   View imageJuly 24, 1914
73-7Looking northeast across Broad Pass   View imageJuly 25, 1914

Line drawn on photo shows route.
83-8Looking north down the Nenana River toward its junction with Jack River   View imageJuly 26, 1914

Line drawn on photo shows route.
93-9Looking across valley to junction of Jack River with Nenana River   View imageJuly 26, 1914

Line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption: Another view showing mouth of Jack River - looking North down the Nenana River.
103-10Nenana River seen from ridge above the mouth of Jack Creek   View imageJuly 26, 1914

Line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption: View looking down Nenana River from Ridge South of Bacon's camp - above mouth of Jack Creek.
113-11Looking along Nenana River from ridge near Bacon's camp   View imageJuly 26, 1914

Caption: Looking up the Nenana River from Ridge near Bacon's Camp.
123-12Horses swimming across Nenana River near Bacon's camp above Jack Creek   View imageJuly 27, 1914
133-13Three men crossing Nenana River on raft attached to rope cable   View imageJuly 27, 1914

Caption: Raft used to handle men across Nenana River at Bacon's Camp; attached to rope cable in form of flying bridge.
143-14Raft on Nenana River carrying supplies and four men   View imageJuly 27, 1914

Caption: Mr. Bacon's freight raft on the Nenana River. July 27, 1914.
153-15Looking down the Nenana River from raft   View imageJuly 27, 1914

Line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption: Looking down the Nenana River, taken from the raft in the Stream.
163-16Looking across river valley where Yanert Fork joins the Nenana River   View imageJuly or August 1914

Caption: View of lower end of Yanert Fork, showing point where it joins the Nenana River.
173-17Coal seams in mountains near Healy Fork   View imageAugust 4, 1914

Caption: View showing coal seam on Healy Fork about three miles above the mouth of the Creek.
183-18 - 3-19Looking south across Broad Pass from hill north of Jack Creek   View imageJuly 26, 1914

Two photos joined to create panoramic view; line drawn on photo shows route.
Written in pencil on item 3-18: #6 & 7 - Roll 10.
Caption: View of Broad Pass, looking south from hill North of Jack Creek, July 26, 1914.
203-20River valley at junction of Healy Fork and Nenana River   View imageAugust 5, 1914

Caption: Junction of Healy Fork and Nenana River, looking up Nenana River, Canyon in back-ground, August 5, 1914.
213-21Junction of Healy Fork and Nenana River seen from hill   View imageAugust 4, 1914

Line drawn on photo shows route.
Caption: View showing mouth of Healy Fork and Nenana River, - August 4, 1914.
223-22 - 3-23Looking south across Chulitna Valley   View imageJuly 24, 1914

Photos joined to form panorama.
Caption: View of Chulitna Valley, looking South from Station 14, 150, - July 24, 1914.
243-24Twelve men from Mr. Gray's survey party near the mouth of Healy Fork   View image1914

Caption: Mr. Gray's party - mouth of Healy Fork.
253-25Healy Fork with coal seams visible on hills above river   View imageAugust 4, 1914

Caption: Healy Fork, showing coal seams, August 4, 1914.
263-26Nenana River below Healy Fork, seen from hill   View image1914

Caption: Nenana River, below Healy Fork.
273-27River, probably Nenana River   View image1914
283-28Four men in front of Alaska Engineering Commission horse camp north of Fairbanks   View image1914

Printed on photo: R18-1.
Caption: Horse Camp on Big Chena - north of Fairbanks.
293-29Town of Chena on the Tanana River   View image1914

Printed on photo: R18-2.
Chena is now a suburb of Fairbanks.
Caption: The town of Chena on Tanana River.
303-30Buildings and railroad car in Chena, seen from Tanana River   View image1914

Printed on photo: R18-3.
Caption: Chena, showing narrow guage [sic] railroad.
313-31Looking along Tanana River with steamer S. S. General Jacobs moored at right   View image1914

Printed on photo: R18-6.
Caption: Tanana River - S. S. General Jacobs taking wood.
323-32Uniformed man in front of log cabin signal station at Richardson   View image1914

Printed on photo: R18-7.
Caption: Signal station at Richardson, Tanana River.
333-33Lt. Charles Mason seated on chair on deck of S. S. General Jacobs   View image1914

Printed on photo: R18-8.
Caption: Lt. Charles Mason, on S. S. General Jacobs.
34-353-34 - 3-35Looking along Tanana River upstream from Chena   View image1914

Photos joined to form panorama.
Caption: Tanana River, upstream from Chena.
363-36Six men with Alaska Road Commission automobile on gravel road near McCarty Roadhouse on the Tanana River   View image1914

Printed on photo: R18-9.
Caption: Alaska Road Commission auto near McCarty's.
373-37Men trying to clear road in front of Alaska Road Commission automobile in Big Delta area   View image1914

Printed on photo: R18-10.
Caption: Alaska Road Commission auto blocked by a windfall.
383-38Unpaved road through flat grasslands along Delta River   View image1914

Printed on photo: R19-1.
Caption: Road and flats along Delta River.
393-39Men next to Alaska Road Commission automobile parked in front of Sourdough Roadhouse near Gulkana River   View image1914

Printed on photo: R19-3.
403-40Forested hills and valleys with Mount Wrangel in the distance   View image1914

Printed on photo: R19-4.
Caption: View of Mt. Wrangel, south of Sourdough Road House.
413-41Alaska Road Commission automobile on road on Gulkana Hill   View image1914

Printed on photo: R19-5.
423-42Bridge across Gulkana River near Gulkana   View image1914

Printed on photo: R19-6.
433-43Copper River with Mount Wrangel, Mount Drum and Mount Sanford in the distance   View image1914

Printed on photo: R19-7.
Caption: Copper River, and mountains Wrangel, Drum, and Sanford.
443-44Men and Alaska Road Commission automobile in front of Copper Center Roadhouse   View image1914

Printed on photo: R19-8.
Signs on road house include: Hotel Holman; store.
Caption: Copper Centre Road House.
453-45Lt. Kunsig of the Alaska Road Commission in front of Copper Center Roadhouse   View image1914

Printed on photo: R19-9.
Caption: Lt. Kunsig - Alaska Road Commission.
463-46Thomas Riggs, Jr. and Lt. Frederick Mears posed in front of Copper Center Roadhouse   View image1914

Printed on photo: R19-10.
Caption: Mr. Riggs and Lt. Mears at Copper Centre.
P. S. Hunt Photographs of Alaska before the building of the railroad
Photographs are arranged sequentially by probable date and then by negative number.
These photographs, with negative numbers prefixed with "J" and "G," seem to have been taken by P. S. Hunt circa 1914-1915, prior to the beginning of construction work on the Alaska Railroad. Includes photographs of railroad lines and buildings previously in existence including the Alaska Northern Railway, the Copper River and Northwestern Railway, and the Alaska Central Railway. Other Hunt photographs with a "G" negative number were taken during construction of the Alaska Railroad; however, based on landmarks and historical events indicated in the photographs, these photographs with "G" negative numbers were probably taken before the construction of the railroad. It is possible that P. S. Hunt assigned negative numbers to these photographs in subsequent years and followed the negative numbering scheme he used for most of the photographs he took of railroad construction.
Box/Folder Item
2/14River boat Chulitna and tent camp at Ship Creek, Alaska   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1819)

Caption on photo: River boat Chulitna at Ship Creek, Alaska.
5Small settlement near Knik, Alaska with salmon drying on lines, seen from across water   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1820)

Caption on photo: Drying salmon near Knik, Alaska.
6Waterfront at Knik, Alaska   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1821)
7Two-masted sailing ship at dock in Knik, Alaska   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1822)
8Buildings in Knik, Alaska, one with sign reading "'The Railroad' Kitchen"   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1823)
9Street near shore in Knik, Alaska   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1824)
10Unpaved street and wooden buildings including Mrs. Morrison's Roadhouse, in Knik, Alaska   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1825)
11Old Knik Roadhouse and tents of K. K. Kuney's Camp   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1826)
12Low clouds over Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, near Rainbow Creek   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1832)
13Indian Creek on Turnagain Arm, probably seen from boat on Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1833)
2/214Mountains near Indian Creek on Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1834)

Caption on photo: Snow Slide Mountains below Indian Creek.
15Bird Creek on Turnagain Arm, seen from boat on Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1835)
16Looking down Turnagain Arm, near mouths of Indian and Bird Creeks   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1836)
17Turnagain Arm, near mouth of Glacier Creek   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1837)
18Shoreline near Rainbow Creek, seen from boat on Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1839)

Caption on photo: Point above Rainbow Creek. Turnagain Arm.
19Looking up Turnagain Arm toward mountains, seen from boat near mouth of Rainbow Creek   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1840)

Caption on photo: Looking up Turnagain Arm from Rainbow Creek.
20Point below Kern Creek on Turnagain Arm, seen from water   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1841)

Caption on photo: Point below Kearn [sic] Creek.
21Landslide on Alaska Northern Railway line near Kern Creek   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1844)

Caption on photo: Slides on A.N.Ry. near Kearn [sic] Creek.
22Displaced rails and fallen material from landslide on Alaska Northern Railway line   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1845)

Caption on photo: A.N.Ry. track raised by land slide.
23Railroad trestle along shore near Mile 65 of the Alaska Northern Railway near Portage   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1846)

Caption on photo: Trestle near Mile 65.
2/324Man smoking pipe on railroad trestle at Mile 69 on the Alaska Northern Railway   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1847)

Caption on photo: Trestle at Mile 69. A.N.Ry.
25S. N. Cappers of Kern Creek Roadhouse paddling canoe filled with photographic equipment up Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1848)

Caption on photo: S. N. Cappers, Kearn [sic] Creek Road House taking photo outfit up the Arm to gasoline speeder.
26Alaska Northern Railway track along shore below Twenty Mile Creek   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1851)

Caption on photo: Point below Twenty Mile Creek.
27Breakwater dams built to protect Alaska Northern Railway line, below Twenty Mile Creek   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1852)

Caption on photo: Break water dams at point below Twenty Mile Creek.
28Alaska Northern Railway across Twenty Mile Flats, with breakwater dams along track   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1853)

Caption on photo: Looking back across Twenty Mile Flats.
29Damaged Alaska Northern Railway line across Spencer Glacier Flats   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt

Negative number not visible due to cropping.
Caption on photo: Looking back to point at Mile 56½. A.N.Ry. Spencer Glacier Flats.
30A.E.C. engineer C. R. Breck's camp close to Spencer Glacier   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt ( J1861)

Spencer Glacier was named after a railway employee who died after falling into a crevasse on the glacier in 1914.
Caption on photo: C. R. Breck's camp, Spencer Glacier. Mile 53. A.N.Ry.
31Footbridge over ravine near Mile 52 on the Alaska Northern Railway   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1865)

Caption on photo: Foot bridge near Mile 52. A.N.Ry.
32The "Loop" trestle in Bartlett Glacier Valley on the Alaska Northern Railway   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1867)

The "Loop" was a circular trestle that at one point crossed over itself. The trestle was built to avoid the obstacle of building a railroad grade in a very steep section of the mountains. Between 1950 and 1951, the Alaska Railroad management rerouted the line and eventually destroyed the trestle as it was a liability.
Caption on photo: The big loop. Mile 47½. A.N.Ry.
33A.E.C. Chairman William Edes (at left) with group of men on deck of steamship Mariposa   View imageSeptember 4, 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1889)

Caption on photo: Wm. C. Edes getting his picture tooked [sic]. On S.S. Mariposa. Sept. 4-14.
2/434"Million Dollar Bridge" at Mile 49 on the Copper River and Northwestern Railway   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1893)

Bridge also known as Miles Glacier Bridge.
Caption on photo: Million and a half dollar bridge at Miles Glacier, Mile 49. C.R.&N.W. Ry.
35Copper River and Northwestern Railway at Mile 52 along Copper River Rapids   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1894)

Caption on photo: Copper River Rapids, Mile 52 C.R.&N.W. Ry.
36Copper River Rapids, near Mile 52 of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1895)

Caption on photo: Copper River Rapids, Mile 52, C.R.&N.W. Ry.
37Snow shed at Mile 52 on the Copper River and Northwestern Railway   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1896)

Caption on photo: Snow shed Mile 52. C.R.&N.W. Ry.
38Telegraph line at Mile 66 on Copper River and Northwestern Railway, Baird Glacier in background   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1897)

Caption on photo: Baird Glacier. Mile 66. C.R.&N.W. Ry.
39Copper River and Northwestern Railway at Mile 65 crossing Baird Glacier Flats   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1899)

Caption on photo: C.R.&N.W. Ry. Grade. Mile 65, Baird Glacier Flats.
40Kotsina River Valley   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt ( J1902)

Caption on photo: Kotsina Grade near Chitina Bridge, looking up the Kotsina.
41Main street of Chitina, Alaska, looking toward the Copper River   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1906)

Business shown include Commercial Hotel, hardware store, bakery and saloon.
Caption on photo: Main street of Chitina, Alaska. Looking toward the Copper River.
42Two men and dog on main street of Chitina, Alaska   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt ( J1907)

Business shown include Hotel Chitina and Overland Hotel.
Caption on photo: Main street of Chitina, Alaska, looking from the Copper River end.
43Buildings in Chitina including Hotel Chitina and Copper River and Northwestern Railway Depot   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1908)

Caption on photo: Chitina, Alaska. C.R.&N.W. Ry. Depot at end.
2/544Private train for Lt. Frederick Mears at railway depot in Chitina   View imageSeptember 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1909)

Caption on photo: Lieut. F. Mears private train. Sept. 5th to 8th 1914. Standing at Chitina Depot. C.R.&N.W. Ry.
45Corduroy road along Copper River and Northwestern Railway line near Mile 145   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1911)

Caption on photo: Corduroy road built by C.R.&N.W. Ry. Co. for construction purposes, near Mile 145.
46Kuskalana River Railway bridge at Mile 149 of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1913)

Caption on photo: Kuskalana River Bridge, Mile 149. C.R.&N.W. Ry.
47Sagging grade near Mile 170 of Copper River and Northwestern Railway   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1915)

Caption on photo: Showing sag in grade about Mile 170. C.R.&N.W. Ry.
48Copper River and Northwestern Railway along Long Lake   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1918)

Caption on photo: Lower end of Long Lake. C.R.&N.W. Ry.
49Beach near site of Orca Cannery on Orca Inlet, Prince William Sound seen from across water   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1920)

Caption on photo: Beach near Orca Canery [sic]. Orca Inlet.
50Shepard Point on Orca Inlet   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1921)

Caption on photo: Shepard Point. (Bunker site) from off Humpback Creek. Orca Inlet. Alaska.
51Orca Inlet seen from Shepard Point   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1922)

Caption on photo: Head of Orca Inlet (Nelson townsite) from Shepard Point.
52Sunset over Orca Inlet   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (J1923)

Caption on photo: Orca Inlet. Alaska. At sunset. From head of bay.
2/653Alaska Central Railway Company office building, Seward   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G1264)

Caption on photo: Alaska Central Ry. Co.'s Office Bld. Seward, Alaska.
54Unpaved street in Knik with Knik Pool Room at right   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4155)

Caption on photo: Knik, Alaska.
5/155a-bTwo boats on beach at Knik at low tide with Matanuska River in distance    OVERSIZE   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4156-G4157)

Two photos joined to form panorama.
Caption on photo: Head of Knik Arm, Alaska. Matanuska River and coal fields in distance, from old Knik.
2/656Wooden house, tents and grazing horses at Knik   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4158)

Caption on photo: Old Knik, Alaska.
5/257a-cLooking across water to small settlement at Ship Creek, with vessels in harbor including Mariposa, Bertha and Explorer    OVERSIZE   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4159-G4161)

3 photos joined to form panorama.
Caption on photo: Panoram of Ship Creek, Alaska. S.S.'s Mariposa, Bertha and Explorer.
2/658Wooden buildings and tents of Rainbow Creek settlement, seen from Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4175)

Caption on photo: Rainbow Creek Alaska.
5/359a-b Two part panorama of Camp at Rainbow Creek on Turnagain Arm    OVERSIZE   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4176-G4177)

Caption on photo: Rainbow Creek Alaska.
M27060a-gSeven-part panorama showing Bird Point on Turnagain Arm, buildings at Kearn Creek, and end of Alaska Northern Railway line at Mile 71   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4178-G4184)
2/661C. R. Breck's team of workers in front of tents at camp near Spencer Glacier   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4201)

Caption on photo: C. R. Breck's camp. Spencer Glacier. Mile 53, A.N. Ry. Alaska.
62Tents of C. R. Breck's camp near Spencer Glacier and Alaska Northern Railway trestle   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4205)

Caption on photo: C. R. Breck's camp. Spencer Glacier. Mile 53, A.N. Ry. Alaska.
63Alaska Northern Railway trestle and Spencer Glacier, from Spencer Glacier Flats   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4206)

Caption on photo: A.N. Ry. trestle Spencer Glacier Flats, Alaska from last tunnel.
64Tents of C. R. Breck's camp and Spencer Glacier seen from Alaska Northern Railway tracks   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt

Caption on photo: C. R. Breck's camp, Spencer Glacier. Mile 53, A.N.Ry. Alaska. Showing last tunnel.
65Snow bank over Alaska Northern Railway track at Mile 53   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4208)

Caption on photo: Second snow slide near Mile 53 A.N.Ry.
66Spencer Glacier Flats looking toward Alaska Northern Railway trestle and Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4209)

Caption on photo: Spencer Glacier Flats, Alaska. From second snow slide near Mile 53, A.N. Ry. Head of Turnagain Arm in distance.
5/467a-bSpencer Glacier close to Mile 53 of the Alaska Northern Railway    OVERSIZE   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4210-G4211)

2 photos joined to form panorama.
Caption on photo: Panoram of Spencer Glacier, Alaska, Mile 53, A.N.Ry.
2/768Tunnel and curved trestle of first loop in the "Big Loop" at Mile 47 of Alaska Northern Railway   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4214)

On verso: pencil sketch of Loop Trestle configuration.
Caption on photo: The first tunnel Mile 47 A.N. Ry. showing the first loop.
M27069a-eFive-part panoramic view from Bartlett Glacier to Spencer Glacier, showing the double loop trestle of the Alaska Northern Railway in Bartlett Glacier Valley   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4216-4220)

Caption on photo: Panoram Bartlett Glacier Valley, Mile 47 to 51 Alaska Northern Ry. Showing the double loop.
2/770Railroad trestle probably across Resurrection River, town of Seward at left   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4225)

Caption on photo: Seward, Alaska.
71Beach and Resurrection Bay at Seward, with rowboat in bay and man on beach   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4226)

Caption on photo: Seward, Alaska.
72Entrance to Portage Bay seen from sailboat deck with bow of boat in foreground   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4228)

Caption on photo: Entrance to Portage Bay, Alaska. From up Port Wells.
73Entrance to Portage Bay seen from sailboat deck with bow of boat in foreground   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4229)

Caption on photo: View in entrance as seen after turning around point shown in G4228.
74Portage Bay seen from sailboat deck with bow of boat in foreground   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4230)

Caption on photo: View from next point, shown in G4229.
75Portage Bay seen from sailboat deck with bow of boat in foreground   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4231)

Caption on photo: Showing last point from point shown in G4230.
76Town of Seward with Resurrection Bay beyond and church door at right   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4239)

Caption on photo: Looking down Resurrection Bay, Alaska, from Seward.
77Looking across Resurrection Bay to mountains from shoreline at Seward   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4241)

Caption on photo: Flat on east side of bay, from Seward, Alaska.
78Alaska Northern Railway Company warehouses between track and Resurrection Bay, Seward   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4242)

Caption on photo: Alaska Northern Ry. Co.'s warehouses, Seward, Alaska.
79Stream with Resurrection Bay beyond   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4243)

Caption on photo: Flats at head of Resurrection Bay from Seward.
80Pilings in Resurrection Bay and view of Seward   View imagecirca 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4244)

Caption on photo: Seward townsite, from head of bay.
81Looking toward Seward main street from docks   View imagecirca September 1914

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G4245)

Alaska Northern Railway wharf at right. Sign on building at left advertises September 18th sailing of the Dirigo, an Alaska Steamship Company vessel which foundered in a storm in November 1914.
Caption on photo: Dock and main street, Seward, Alaska.

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Construction and Operation of the Alaska Railroad
Arranged by A.E.C. Division and District and then sequentially by known or probable date.
Work on the Alaska Railroad was initially divided into three divisions: Anchorage Division, Seward Division, and Fairbanks Division. The Anchorage Division included the division headquarters at Anchorage, the Matanuska District, the Turnagain Arm District, and the Talketna District. As the construction of the railroad progressed, description of activity shifted and was characterized roughly in the Alaska Railroad Record as occurring either in the "southern" or "northern" division. The initial division descriptions have been used here for simplicity.
2/882Photograph of map of railroad lines in Alaska   View image1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (H174)
Anchorage Division
Anchorage Headquarters
2/883Railroad passenger car lifted by cranes onto track   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G116)

Caption on photo: Landing the first coach for the A.E.C. Ry.
84Ship S.S. Turret Crown at dock in Anchorage   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G466)

Machinery and supplies used for the building of the Panama Canal were re-purposed for the building of the Alaska Railroad.
Caption on photo: S.S. Turret Crown at Anchorage, Alaska. Unloading freight from Panama Canal.
85Crate being unloaded from S.S. Turret Crown at dock in Anchorage   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G467)

Caption on photo: Unloading freight from Panama, S.S. Turret Crown. Anchorage, Alaska.
86Men using crane to unload crate from S.S. Turret Crown at dock in Anchorage   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G468)

Caption on photo: Unloading Panama freight from S.S. Turret Crownat Anchorage, Alaska.
87Alaska Building in Anchorage   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G527)

Businesses shown include: Pacific Steamship Co. The Admiral Line; Waller and Duggan, Attorneys at Law; Edison Music Shop; Strye Photo Studio; Bank of Anchorage.
88Empress Theatre in Anchorage   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G531)
89Presbyterian church in Anchorage   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G543)
90Looking across train yards from Government Hill, Anchorage   View imageDecember 21, 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H29½)

Caption on photo: Looking south from Gov. Hill - Across terminal yards - Dec. 21-17.
91Looking across Anchorage from Government Hill   View imageDecember 25, 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H26)

Caption on photo: Looking across Ship Creek from Gov. Hill, Anchorage - Dec. 25-17.
92A.E.C. water tower in Anchorage   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H27)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. water tank - supplying A.E.C. buildings.
2/993A.E.C. roundhouse for storing locomotives, Anchorage   View imageApril 29, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1316)

Caption on photo: Gov't. R. Road Round House. Capacity 12 locomotives. Anchorage, "April 29-1919."
94A.E.C. electric powerhouse in Anchorage   View imageMay 1, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1326)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. Electric Power House. "May 1-1919."
95Steamer Admiral Watson at dock in Anchorage   View imageOctober 18, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1501)

Caption on photo: Steamer Watson landing freight & passengers at new dock. Oct. 18/1919.
96Dock in Anchorage at low tide   View imageOctober 18, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1502)

Caption on photo: View of new dock, looking south. Oct. 18/1919 at low tide.
97Steamer Admiral Watson unloading cargo at dock in Anchorage, with train on dock   View imageNovember 15, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1503)

Caption on photo: St'r - Admiral Watson discharging cargo at the new dock. Nov. 15/1919.
98Train moving away from new Anchorage dock, steamer Admiral Watson in background   View imageNovember 15, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1504)

Caption on photo: New dock. Nov. 15/1919.
99Men, women and dogs on dock between train and ship Admiral Watson   View imageNovember 15, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1505)

Caption on photo: The Admiral Watson at the new dock. Nov. 15/1919.
100Company B, 21st Infantry, on deck of ship Admiral Watson as it arrives at Anchorage   View imageNovember 15, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1506)

Caption on photo: Company B. 21 Infantry. U. S. Army. Arrives at Anchorage. Nov. 15/1919.
A.E.C. Telegraph and Telephone Department
Photographswere probably made by employees of the Telegraph and Telephone Department based in Anchorage. Employees seem to have been working on the telegraph and telephone lines near Spencer Glacier on the Alaska Northern Railway Line that was bought and improved by the A.E.C.
2/10101A.E.C. engineer named Hooker at edge of Alaska Northern Railway track with Spencer Glacier behind in distance   View imagecirca 1916-1918

Man is probably W. R. Hooker, an engineer for the Telegraph and Telephone Department.
Written on verso: Mile 54 - Alaska Northern. Spencer Glacier in distance. (Hooker).
102Spencer Glacier   View imagecirca 1916-1918

Written on verso: Spencer Glacier.
103A.E.C. employee gesturing toward Spencer Glacier   View imagecirca 1916-1918

Written on verso: Close view of Spencer Glacier [illeg.]
104 Mr. Hart on old Alaska Northern Railway line looking toward Spencer Glacier   View imagecirca 1916-1918

Written on verso: Spencer Glacier A. N. Ry. (Mr. Hart).
105Canyon near Spencer Glacier near Mile 53 of the Alaska Northern Railway   View imagecirca 1916-1918

Written on verso: Canyon - Mile 53 Alaska Northern. Spencer Glacier in distance.
106Tunnel opening on Alaska Northern Railway line at Mile 53   View imagecirca 1916-1918

Written on verso: Canyons Mile 53 Alaska Northern. Telegraph fixture carrying line over tunnels instead of through them as was formerly.
107Rocks on train line seen from inside tunnel   View imagecirca 1916-1918

Written on verso: Clearing some overhanging rocks - Mile 53 Alaska Northern.
108Waterfall near Mile 53 of Alaska Northern Railway   View imagecirca 1916-1918

Written on verso: Falls in Canyon at Mile 53. Alaska Northern.
109Mr. Smith on pole repairingWhitney Loop line on Anchorage to Matanuska circuit telegraph or telephone line   View imagecirca 1916-1918
Matanuska District

The Matanuska District activity included construction of the Matanuska Branch Line to the coal fields in the Matanuska Valley and the building of part of the main line from around Matanuska Junction northwards. P. S. Hunt's photo captions use "Matanuska Branch" and "Main Line" to refer to work in these areas.
2/11110Unpaved road in Matanuska with train arriving in distance   View imageJuly 26, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G2)

Caption on photo: The main street of Matanuska Junction, Alaska the day town lots were sold. July 26-16.
111A.E.C. tents and buildings in Matanuska   View imageJuly 26, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G3-G4)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. camp, office building, freight house and townsite. Matanuska Junction, Alaska. July 26-16.
112Men loading coal into rail cars at Moose Creek with crowd of seated onlookers at right   View imagecirca July 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G11)

Track on the Matanuska branch line reached Moose Creek during July 1916.
Caption on photo: Dumping the first coal in the [illeg.].
113Men loading coal into rail cars at Moose Creek   View imagecirca July 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G12)

Caption on photo: Loading the first coal, Moose Creek, Alaska.
114Eagle River Railway Bridge   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G18)

Caption on photo: Eagle River Bridge. Looking up stream.
115Eagle River Railway Bridge   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G19)

Caption on photo: Eagle River Bridge. Looking down stream.
116Rail line at Peters Creek   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G20)

Caption on photo: Peters Creek. Looking north.
117Man standing at side of water wheel of Peters Creek shingle mill   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G21)

Caption on photo: Undershot water wheel, Peters Creek Shingle Mill.
118Alaska Railroad track near steep gravel bank above Peters Creek   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G24)

Caption on photo: Gravel bank above Peters Creek.
119Eklutna River railway bridge with tents in background   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G25)

Caption on photo: Eklutna River Bridge.
2/12120Eklutna River railway bridge   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G26)

Caption on photo: Eklutna River Bridge.
121Pilings in Eklutna River   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G27)

Caption on photo: Pileing [sic] above Eklutna River Bridge.
122Chicaloon Lumber Company sawmill near siding at Eklutna   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G28)

Caption on photo: Chicaloon Lumber Co.'s Sawmill on Eklutna Siding, Capacity 10,000 Ft.
123Looking north across Knik River railway bridge   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G29)

Caption on photo: Knik River Bridge, looking north.
124Matanuska River railway bridge without spans   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G30)

Caption on photo: Matanuska River Bridge, looking north.
125Workers standing on completed spans of the Matanuska River railway bridge   View imageAugust 23, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G31)

Caption on photo: Two completed spans, Matanuska River Bridge. Aug. 23-16.
126Man standing outside railway freight building at Matanuska   View imageAugust 23, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G32)

Caption on photo: Railway freight house. Matanuska Junction, Alaska. Aug. 23-16.
127Tents and buildings on main street of Matanuska, seen from track   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G33)

Buildings include the Hotel Allen.
Caption on photo: Main street in Matanuska Junction, Alaska. 27 days old.
128Log cabin and vegetable garden at Matanuska   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G36)

Caption on photo: Mr. A. A. Cobb's cabin and another portion of his garden. Matanuska Junction.
129Workers operating steam shovel near Moose Creek   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G40)

Caption on photo: U. S. Ry. steam shovel near Moose Creek.
2/13130Tent town of Moose Creek, seen from railway track   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G46)

Caption on photo: Temporary town of Moose Creek from coal mine railway track.
131Workers next to coal cars at Doherty's Coal Mine at Moose Creek   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G47)

Caption on photo: Doherty's Coal Mine, Moose Creek, Alaska.
132Construction area along Moose Creek canyon before laying of track   View imageAugust 26, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G51)

Caption on photo: Looking into the upper end of Moose Canyon. A.E.C. Ry. Aug. 26-16.
133Railroad grade along Moose Creek canyon   View imageAugust 26, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G52)

Caption on photo: Looking up grade from head of Moose Canyon. A.E.C. Ry. Aug. 26-16.
134Three railroad workers by rocky hillside of Moose Creek canyon, probably clearing rock   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G53)

Caption on photo: Point at upper end of Moose Canyon. A.E.C. Ry.
135Railroad workers clearing rock along Moose Creek   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G54)

Caption on photo: Rock work in Mose [sic] Canyon. A.E.C. Ry.
136Tents in Camp 16 during Matanuska branch line work   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G55)

Caption on photo: Camp 16. Matanuska Branch. A.E.C. Ry.
137Shear dam in lower end of Moose Creek Canyon   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G56)

Caption on photo: Shear dam in lower end of Moose Canyon. A.E.C. Ry.
138Grade along Moose Creek   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G57)

Caption on photo: Grade between Moose Creek and Moose Canyon. A.E.C. Ry.
139Work train cars on track along Moose Creek with shear dams in distance   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G60)

Caption on photo: Shear dams below Moose Creek, Alaska. Looking downstream.
2/14140Track and railroad building machinery near shear dams on Moose Creek   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G61)

Caption on photo: Shear dams near Moose Creek, Alaska. Looking up stream.
141Rail cars next to coal bunkers at Moose Creek   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G130)

Caption on photo: Coal bunkers, Moose Creek, Alaska.
142Wooden coal bunkers at Moose Creek   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G131)

Caption on photo: Coal in the bunkers. Moose Creek, Alaska.
143Channels through sandbars on Matanuska River with King Mountain in distance   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G221)

Caption on photo: Looking up Matanuska R. from 1 mile above King R. King Mountain on right.
144Four men at edge of Matanuska River with King Mountain in distance   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (223)

Caption on photo: Looking up Matanuska R. from 1¼ miles above King R.
145Looking along Matanuska River with King Mountain in distance   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G224)

Caption on photo: Mount King. Looking up Matanuska R.
146Looking along Matanuska River with King Mountain in distance   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G225)

From same location as G224.
Caption on photo: Looking up Matanuska R. 2 miles above King R.
147Dry riverbed of Matanuska River overlooked by bluffs   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (226)

Caption on photo: Bluffs 2 miles above King R. Looking up Matanuska R.
148Matanuska River overlooked by bluffs   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G227)

Caption on photo: Bluffs 1½ miles above King R. Looking down Matanuska R.
149Bluffs overlooking Matanuska River   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (228)

Caption on photo: Bluffs on Matanuska R. one mile above King R.
2/15150Looking across gravel bar on Matanuska River to camp on far shore   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G229)

Caption on photo: King River Camp and bluff above on Mananuska R.
151Looking along Chicaloon River bordered by snow, toward junction with Matanuska River   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (230)

Caption on photo: Looking down Chicaloon R. to its junction with Matanuska R.
152Three tunnels into snowy hillside at Matanuska Coal Mines   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G239)

Caption on photo: Tunnels Nos. 4, - , and D, Matanuska Coal Mines.
153Buildings at Matanuska Coal Mines   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G240)

Caption on photo: Matanuska Coal Mine buildings.
154Snow-covered Matanuska River at Hole-in-Wall bluffs, looking upstream   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G241)
155Hole-in-Wall bluffs along Matanuska River, looking upstream   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G242)
156Hole-in-Wall bluffs on Matanuska River, looking downstream   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G243)
157Bluffs at Hole-in-Wall on Matanuska River   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G244)
158Bluffs overlooking Matanuska River two miles above Hole-in-Wall   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G245)

Caption on photo: Bluffs on Matanuska River. 2 miles above "Hole-in-Wall." Looking up stream.
159Bluffs overlooking Matanuska River above "Hole-in-Wall"   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G246)

Caption on photo: Bluffs 1½ miles above Hole-in-Wall. Looking down Matanuska R.
2/16160Snow-covered track through cut made in rocks at upper end of Eska Creek Canyon   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G247)

Caption on photo: Cut and point at upper end of Eska Creek Canyon. Looking down stream.
161Looking down Eska Creek Canyon after snowfall   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G248)

Caption on photo: Looking down Eska Creek Canyon.
162Worker moving cart along tracks in Eska Creek Canyon   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G249)

Caption on photo: Remainder of point at head of Eska Creek Canyon.
163Alaska Railroad track along Matanuska River in Eska Creek Canyon   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G250)

Caption on photo: Looking up Matanuska River. Through Eska Creek Canyon.
164Alaska Railroad track between bluffs and Matanuska River   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G251)

Caption on photo: Matanuska bluffs. From old Camp 16.
165Looking along Matanuska River next to railroad grade   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G252)

Caption on photo: Showing how the rivers cut into the grade, Mile 15, Matanuska Branch.
166A.E.C. barn, grain cache and other buildings at Kings River   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G278)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. Ry. barn, grain cache and town at King River, Alaska.
167Dynamiting tunnels at Hole-in-Wall bluffs above Matanuska River   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G279)

Caption on photo: "Hole in Wall" before shooting the three.
168Cloud of smoke from exploding dynamite at Hole-in-Wall bluffs above Matanuska River   View imageFebruary 10, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G280)

Caption on photo: Pete Iverson's Cyote [sic] blast. 254 kegs powder, at "Hole in Wall." Feb. 10-17.
169North side of rocky outcropping at mouth of Chickaloon River   View imageFebruary 10, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G285)

Caption on photo: North side of point at mouth of Chicaloon River. Feb. 10-17.
2/17170Track past south side of rocky point at mouth of Chickaloon River   View imagecirca February 10, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G286)

Caption on photo: South side of point at mouth of Chicaloon River. Feb. 10-17.
171Horse-drawn sledges carrying supplies across river ice, probably on Matanuska River   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G287)
172Excavation of rocky hillside during construction of Matanuska branch line   View imageFebruary 10, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G288)

Caption on photo: Chris Pappadis & Cos. Works Mile 33. Matanuska Branch A.E.C. Ry. Feb. 10-17.
173Work on grade near rocky hillside at Mile 32 on Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G289)

Caption on photo: Frank Svarko & Co. Works. Mile 32 Matanuska Branch. A.E.C. Ry.
174Buildings of Camp 27 on Matanuska branch line   View imageFebruary 11, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G290)

Caption on photo: Camp 27. Matanuska Branch A.E.C. Ry. Looking south. Feb. 11-17.
175Work site on grade at Mile 26½, Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G292)

Caption on photo: Kargin & Co. Works. Mile 26½. Matanuska Branch. A.E.C. Ry.
176Tunnels for dynamiting (known as coyote holes) in rock face along Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G293)

Caption on photo: Jankow and Co. Mile 26. Matanuska Branch A.E.C. Ry. Feb. 11-17.
177Rocky bluff overlooking river along Matanuska branch line   View imageFebruary 11, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G294)

Caption on photo: Fred Johnson & Co., Mile 26. Matanuska Branch. A.E.C. Ry. Feb. 11-17.
178Rocky point along Matanuska branch line   View imageFebruary 11, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G295)

Caption on photo: Hansen & Co. Mile 25. A.E.C. Ry. Matanuska Branch. Feb. 11-17.
179Railroad work at Mile 25, Matanuska branch line   View imageFebruary 11, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G296)

Caption on photo: Hansen & Co. Mile 25. Mat. Br. A.E.C. Ry. Feb. 11-17.
2/18180 Tunnels for dynamiting, known as (coyote holes) in rocky hillside along Matanuska branch line   View imageFebruary 11, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G297)

Caption on photo: Erick Schedin & Co., Mile 24½. Matanuska Branch. A.E.C. Ry. Feb. 11-17.
181Pile of rock and stack of logs along Matanuska branch line   View imageFebruary 11, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G298)

Caption on photo: Berg & Co., Mile 24. A.E.C. Ry. Matanuska Branch. Feb. 11-17.
182Cabins at Camp 24 at Kings River   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G301)

Caption on photo: Camp 24, King River, Alaska. Matanuska Branch. A.E.C. Ry. Looking west.
183Train cars next to coal loading platform on Eska Creek spur line   View imageFebruary 13, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G306)

Caption on photo: Temporary coal loading platform at Eska Creek Spur. Feb. 13-17. A.E.C. Ry.
184Train carrying coal from Moose and Eska Creeks on the way to Anchorage   View imageFebruary 27, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G326)

Caption on photo: One of the coal trains enroute to Anchorage, Alaska from Moose and Eska Creeks. Feb. 27-17.
185Train known as the Sourdoughon the way to the coal mines at Moose and Eska Creeks   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G367)

Caption on photo: The "Sourdough" enroute to the Moose and Eska Creeks, coal mines.
186Deep snow over railroad grade near Wasilla Lake   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G370)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. Ry. grade at Wacilla [sic] Lake. Showing drifted snow.
187Dynamiting site near river along Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G373)

Caption on photo: Erick Schedin & Co.'s works, Mile 24½ Matanuska Branch. Before making coyote shot.
188Cloud of debris from dynamiting on Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G374)

Caption on photo: Erick Schedin & Co.'s coyote shot. 20,000 lbs. powder moving 15,000 yds. of rock.
189Workers looking at material dislodged by dynamiting, along river on the Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G375)

Caption on photo: Erick Schedin & Co.'s works after the shot.
2/19190Looking toward material dislodged by dynamiting, along river on the Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G376)

Caption on photo: Erick Schedin & Co.'s works from opposite end.
191Bank of rock possibly for grading near Mile 24 on the Matanuska branch line   View imageMarch 17, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G377)

Caption on photo: Henry Hansen & Co. Mile 24¾. Mat. Branch. Mar. 17-17.
192Construction site at Mile 25 on Matanuska branch line   View imageMarch 17, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G378)

Caption on photo: The Fred Johnson Works. Mile 25. Mat. Branch. Mar. 17-17.
193Construction site at Hole-in-Wall on the Matanuska branch line   View imageMarch 17, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G379)

Caption on photo: Pete Iverson works at Hole in Wall. Mar. 17-17.
194Railroad grade near Mile 31, Matanuska branch line   View imageMarch 18, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G380)

Caption on photo: Frank Svarko & Co.'s works. Mile 31¾. Mat. Branch. Mar. 18-17.
195Grade along Matanuska River at Mile 35, Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca March 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G381)

Caption on photo: Joe Delich & Co. Mile 35½. Looking up Matanuska River.
196Pallets of wood on bank of Matanuska River, near Mile 35, Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca March 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G382)

Caption on photo: Joe Delich & Co. Mile 35½. Looking down Matanuska River.
197Construction site near mouth of Chickaloon River   View imageMarch 18, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G383)

Caption on photo: Nick Davis & Co. mouth of Chicaloon. Mar. 18-17.
198Workers posed against wall of dirt near Mile 37 and the Chickaloon River   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G384)

Caption on photo: John Merrick & Co. Mile 37. Looking down Chicaloon River,
199Trestle for loading coal into train cars at Eska Creek spur line   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G387)

Caption on photo: Temporary coal loading trestle at Eska Creek Spur.
3/1200Steam-powered pile driver, buildings, and tents at Camp 174 probably near Little Susitna River crossing   View imagecirca March 27, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G397)

Negative number:
Caption on photo: Camp 174 looking north. Main Line. A.E.C. Ry.
201Steam-powered pile driver probably for Little Susitna railroad bridge construction, main line through Matanuska District   View imageMarch 27, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G398)

Caption on photo: Pile driver No. 5 at Camp 174. A.E.C. Ry. Mar. 27-17.
202Two workers near cut and fill at Mile 173, near Houston, main line, Matanuska District   View imageMarch 28, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G412)

Caption on photo: An extra long cut and fill. About Mile 173. A.E.C. Ry. Mar. 28-17.
203Tents at Camp 166, including tents used as stables, on main line, Matanuska District   View imagecirca March 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G414)

Caption on photo: Stables & etc. Camp 166. A.E.C. Ry. Main Line.
204Tents and buildings next to rail line at Wasilla   View imageMay 4, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G471)


Caption on photo: Temporary town of Wasilla, Alaska. Looking up Main Line A.E.C. Ry. May 4-17.
205Train known as the Sourdough at Mile 132 near Birchwood   View imageMay 19, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G491)

Caption on photo: "Sourdough" train at Mile 132. Main Line, A.E.C. Ry. May 19-17.
206Train cars on rail line between tents at Wasilla   View imageJune 20, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G556)

Caption on photo: Wasilla town site, the day of lot sale. June 20-17.
207Crowd at auction sale of townsite lots in Wasilla   View imageJune 20, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G563)

Caption on photo: Auction sale of Wasilla townsite lots. June 20-17.
208Captain Frederick Mears with group of men, women and children at rear of private train car in Wasilla   View imageJune 20, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G564)

Mears and his party were in Wasilla to see the sale of town lots there, for which there was a special excursion train from Anchorage to Wasilla.
Caption on photo: Capt. F. Mears and party on private car #A1. Wasilla town lot sale. June 20-17.
209Train line through Rudolph Weiss Ranch north of Matanuska Junction on main line   View imageJune 27, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G566)

Caption on photo: Rudolph Weiss Ranch, 1½ miles north of Matanuska Junction. Main Line A.E.C. Ry. June 27-17.
3/2210Buildings at Kinsinger Ranch and Winchester Ranch two miles north of Matanuska Junction on main line   View imageJune 27, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G576)

Caption on photo: Kinsinger (Smith Higgins tenant) and Winchester Ranches. 2 miles north of Matanuska Junction. June 27-17.
211Greenhouse on Harman Ranch, probably near the main line through Matanuska District   View imageJune 27, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G578)

Caption on photo: General view of green house, on Harman Ranch, June 27, 1917.
212Interior of greenhouse on Harman Ranch, probably near the main line through Matanuska District   View imagecirca June 27, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G579)

Caption on photo: Harman Ranch green house.
213Concrete house of Edward Saindon along the Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G584)

Caption on photo: Concrete residence of Edward Saindon, Matanuska Branch A.E.C. Ry.
214Pair of horses pulling farm machinery, probably harvester, on G. H. Saindon's Ranch four miles above Matanuska Junction   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G731)

Caption on photo: G. H. Saindon's Ranch, 4 miles above Mataniska [sic], A.E.C. Ry.
215Mining tunnels in hillside at Eska Creek Coal Mines   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G743)

Caption on photo: Martin Tunnel, Eska Creek Coal Mines.
216Train at loading station, Eska Creek Coal Mines   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G744)

Caption on photo: Loading station Eska Creek Coal Mines.
217Loading station, buildings, and tents at Eska Creek Coal Mines   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G745)

Caption on photo: Loading station, mess cabin and new office, Eska Creek Coal Mine.
218Coal train at Eska Creek Coal Mines passing tents at side of rail line   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G746)

Caption on photo: Looking to new townsite on hill. Eska Creek Coal Mine.
219Train at Mile Post 8 on Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G798)

Photograph probably taken from train.
Caption on photo: M.P. 8. Mat. Br. A.E.C. R.W. Looking south.
3/3220Pamer Station on Matanuska branch line   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G802)

Caption on photo: Pamer Station Mat. Br. A.E.C. R.W. Alaska.
221U. S. Secretary of the Interior John Barton Payne and official visitors at U. S. Department of Agriculture Experimental Station near Matanuska Junction   View imagecirca 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1595)

Caption on photo: Secretary Payne and official party at the U. S. Experiment Station near Matanuska Junc.
222Visitors probably from Secretary Payne's party, riding in motorized rail car at Mile 233   View imagecirca 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1598)

Caption on photo: At Mile 233 returning from end of steel.
223Railroad line and town of Chickaloon on Matanuska branch line   View imageJuly 20, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1853)

Caption on photo: Chickaloon looking south. July 20-1921.
224Dormitory building for miners in Eska along Matanuska branch line   View imageJuly 23, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1863)

Caption on photo: Miners dormitory Eska. July 23-1921.
Turnagain Arm District
3/4225Work train crossing bridge over Knik River   View imageApril 12, 1916

Written on verso: Alaska Engineering Comm. First train over Knik River [illeg.]. April 12-1916. M.M.F.
226Steel gang working on track near first bridge from Anchorage   View imageSeptember 7, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G64)

Caption on photo: General view of first bridge, fill and steel gang. 1½ miles from Anchorage. Sept. 7-16. Turnagain Arm Div.
227Man standing next to pile of logs on railroad cut near Anchorage   View imageSeptember 7, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G65)

Caption on photo: Cut 1¾ miles from Anchorage. Turnagain Arm Div. Sept. 7-16.
228Construction of second railroad bridge from Anchorage   View imageSeptember 7, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G66)

Caption on photo: Second bridge from Anchorage. Two miles out. Turnagain Arm Div. Sept. 7-16.
229Construction of third bridge from Anchorage   View imageSeptember 7, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G67)

Caption on photo: Third bridge, 2¼ miles from Anchorage. Turnagain Arm Div. Sept. 7-16.
3/5230 Men working on third bridge from Anchorage   View imageSeptember 7, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G68)

Caption on photo: Third bridge. Turnagain Arm Div. Sept. 7-16.
231 Men working with piled railroad ties near railway bridge   View imageSeptember 7, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G69)

Caption on photo: Third bridge, Turnagain Arm Div. Sept. 7-16.
232 Railroad cut near future site of Station 3218   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G70)

Caption on photo: Station 3218, Turnagain Arm Div. 4½ miles from Anchorage.
233Railroad grade with track partially laid at site of Station 3136   View imageSeptember 1, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G71)

Caption on photo: Station 3136. Turnagain Arm Div. 6 miles from Anchorage, Sept. 1-16.
234Railroad grade and cleared land at site of Station 3030   View imageSeptember 1, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G72)

Caption on photo: Station 3030. 8 miles from Anchorage. Turnagain Arm Div. Sept. 1-16.
3/6235Bridled horse next to partially completed track at site of Station 2954   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G73)

Caption on photo: Station 2954. 9¾ miles from Anchorage. Turnagain Arm Div.
236Railroad grade along Potter Creek river valley   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G74)

Caption on photo: Near Cam 103, Big Rabit [sic] Creek. Potter Creek in distance. Taken from above the steam shovel at Mile 104.
237Workers operating steam shovel at Mile 104 near Potter Creek   View imageSeptember 1, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G75)

Caption on photo: Steam shovel, at Mile 104, Sept. 1-16. Station 2867.
238Men working on grade near site of Station 2801 near Little Rabbit Creek   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G77)

Caption on photo: Station 2801 Little Rabbit Creek. Looking north. Turnagain Arm Div.
239Camp 94 at Rainbow Creek, probably seen from boat on Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G80)

Caption on photo: Camp 94. Rainbow Creek. Turnagain Arm.
3/7240Partially completed wharf and construction work on station at Rainbow Creek on Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G81)

Caption on photo: Rainbow Creek, Turnagain Arm. Showing wharf and station work.
241Wash-out under rail line near Peters Creek   View imageOctober 7, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G147)

Caption on photo: Washout, 2 miles above Peters Creek. Oct. 7-16.
242Captain Frederick Mears, Mr. Dose, and Mr. Hansen standing in snow at end of steel near Potter Creek Point   View imageNovember 10, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G187)

Caption on photo: Capt. Mears, Mr. Dose and Mr. Hansen standing at end of steel, on Turnagain Arm Division, Nov. 10-16. Potter Creek Point in distance.
243Steam shovel at Mile 104 near Potter   View imageNovember 10, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G189)

Caption on photo: Steam shovel No. 2 at Mile 104. Nov. 10-16.
244Worker standing next to work train on snow-covered grade at Mile 104, near Potter   View imagecirca November 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G191)

Caption on photo: Heavy gravel work at Mile 104. Looking north.
3/8245Rabbit Creek Bridge at Mile 103   View imagecirca November 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G192)

Caption on photo: Rabbit Creek Bridge. Mile 103.
246Looking north across railroad grade across tide flats, near Potter   View imagecirca November 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G193)

Caption on photo: Grade on tide flats Mile 102. Looking north.
Mapcase Item
M270247a-dFour-part panorama of buildings and tents at Potter Creek in the snow, with ice on Turnagain Arm beyond   View imageNovember 9, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G195-G198)

Caption on photo: Potter Creek, Alaska. Nov. 9-16.
Box/Folder Item
3/8248Snowy and icy landscape on Turnagain Arm near Potter Creek   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G201)

Caption on photo: Points near Potter Creek, Alaska. Looking up Turnagain Arm.
249Men on snowy and icy beach of Turnagain Arm near Sheep Creek, Alaska   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G202)

Glue from album has defaced print.
Caption on photo: Points near Sheep Creek, Alaska. Looking down Turnagain Arm.
250Looking toward Turnagain Arm from point above Rainbow Creek station   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G205)

Caption on photo: Looking up Turnagain Arm, across Rainbow Creek.
3/9251Snow-covered railroad track along Turnagain Arm, below Rainbow Creek   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G208)

Caption on photo: Looking down Turnagain Arm below Rainbow Creek.
252Looking along snow-covered grade by Turnagain Arm, from Mile 95   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G209)

Caption on photo: Looking down Turnagain Arm from Mile 95.
253Men working in the snow to widen the Alaska Northern Railway line along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G210)

Caption on photo: Widening the narrow cuts made by the Alaska Northern Ry. along Turnagain Arm.
254Three men, including Frederick Mears, standing in snow in railroad cut near Rainbow Creek   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G213)

Caption on photo: Capt. Mears, Mr. Dose and Mr. Hansen in a cut near Rainbow Creek.
255Men working in snow at Mile 93 along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G214)

Caption on photo: Mile 93. Turnagain Arm.
3/10256Four workers on trail along Turnagain Arm near Mile 93   View imagecirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G216)

Caption on photo: Trail just being completed around a rock point. Near Mile 93.
257Looking across Turnagain Arm from rocky, snow-covered pointcirca 1916-1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G218)

Caption on photo: Looking down Turnagain Arm from Mile [illeg.].
258Snow-covered point on Turnagain Arm between Rainbow and Potter before dynamiting   View imageFebruary 16, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G307)

Caption refers to dynamiting process called a "coyote shot."
Caption on photo: Gustafson & Co. Mile 99. A.E.C. Ry. Turnagain Arm. Feb 16-17. Before the shot.
259Black cloud from dynamiting explosion on cliff over Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 16, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G308)

Caption on photo: Gustafson & Co.'s Coyote Shot, Mile 99, A.E.C. Ry. Turnagain Arm.
260Cliffside over Turnagain Arm after dynamiting   View imagecirca February 16, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G309)

Caption on photo: Gustafson & Co.'s Works. Mile 99. A.E.C. Ry. After the Coyote Shot.
261Snow-covered cliffs along Turnagain Arm between Rainbow and Potter   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G310)

Caption on photo: Looking north from near Mile 99. A.E.C. Ry. Turnagain Arm, Alaska.
262Rocky point before dynamiting along Turnagain Arm   View imageFebruary 16, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G312)

Caption on photo: Bernard Nelson & Co.'s Point. Before firing a 750 keg coyote. Mile 95. A.E.C. Ry. Feb. 16-17.
263 Dynamiting for railroad grade on rocky point along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 16, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G313)

Caption on photo: Bernard Nelson & Co.'s 750 keg coyote. Mile 95. A.E.C. Ry. Feb. 16-17.
264Rocky point after dynamiting along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 16, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G314)

Caption on photo: Bernard Nelson's Point after the shot. Mile 95. A.E.C. Ry.
265Looking along trail used during construction work, at a point between Indian and Rainbow along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 16, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G316)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. trail built for construction work. Mile 91½. Turnagain Arm, Alaska.
3/11266Snow-covered grade at site of Station 2234 above Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G317)

Caption on photo: Station 2234 near Mile 91 ¾.
267Snow-covered construction area along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G318)

Caption on photo: Station 2246, looking south. A.E.C. Ry. Turnagain Arm.
268Man in horse-drawn cart on trail near Rainbow along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G319)

Caption on photo: Construction trail at Mile 92. Turnagain Arm, Alaska.
269Man in horse-drawn cart on trail near Rainbow along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G320)

Caption on photo: Another view of trail at Mile 92.
270Man in horse-drawn cart on trail near Rainbow along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G321)

Caption on photo: A third view of the trail at Mile 92.
271Snow-covered trail and grade near Rainbow   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G322)

Caption on photo: Trail and grade line on the Turnagain Arm looking north into Rainbow Valley.
272Workers gathering wooden pilings in the snow, probably near Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G324)

Caption on photo: Gathering pileing [sic] along the A.E.C. Ry.
273Steam-powered crane mounted on train to lift pilings out of snow, probably near Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca February 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G325)

Caption on photo: [illeg.] along the A.E.C. Ry.
3/12274Rocky point before dynamiting at Mile 99 along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca April 4, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G425)

Caption on photo: Swan-Adrin [sic] & Co.'s works before firing the coyote holes. Mile 99.
275Dynamite explosion at Mile 99 along Turnagain Arm   View imageApril 4, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G426)

Caption on photo: Swan-Adrian & Co.'s coyote shot, Mile 99, A.E.C. Ry. April 4-17. 27 lbs of powder. Moving 25 thousand yds. of rock.
276Rocky point after dynamiting work at Mile 99, along Turnagain Arm   View imageApril 4, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G427)

Caption on photo: Swan-Adrian's Works after the coyote shot.
277Buildings of Sheep Creek Camp at Mile 98 along Turnagain Arm, seen from boat   View imagecirca April 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G445)

Caption on photo: Sheep Creek Camp, Mile 98, A.E.C. Ry. Turnagain Arm, Alaska.
278McHough Creek Camp at Mile 96 on Turnagain Arm, seen from boat   View imagecirca April 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G446)

Caption on photo: McHough Creek Camp, Mile 96, A.E.C. Ry.
279Camps of B. Nelson & Co. and Pappas & Co. near Mile 97 on Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca April 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G447)

Caption on photo: B. Nelson & Co.'s Camp, and Pappas & Co.'s Camp, about Mile 97. A.E.C. Ry.
280Buildings and wharf of Rainbow Creek Camp seen from boat on Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca April 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G448)

Caption on photo: Rainbow Creek Camp, Mile 94, A.E.C. Ry.
281Construction camps on steep slope above Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca April 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G449)

Caption on photo: L. to R. Bordin & Co., Fred Carlson & Co., Frank Daniels & Co. and Chrissagis & Co.'s Camps. About Mile 92. A.E.C. Ry.
282Falls Creek Camp at Mile 91, Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca April 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G450)

Caption on photo: Falls Creek Camp. Mile 91. A.E.C. Ry.
283Caption on photo: F. F. Anthony & Co., Skoglund & Co., and Mike Fedall & Co.'s camps on wooded hillside above Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca April 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G451)
3/13284Rocky point before dynamiting at Mile 95 along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca April 27, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G452)

Caption on photo: Before the coyote shot. Rasmunson & Co.'s works. Mile 95. A.E.C. Ry.
285Explosion from dynamiting at rocky point, Mile 95 along Turnagain Arm   View imageApril 27, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G453)

Caption on photo: M. Rasmunson's & Co.'s coyote shot. 1,000 kegs powder 25,000 lbs, moving 13,000 yds. of of rock. April 27-17.
286Rocky point after dynamiting at Mile 95 along Turnagain Arm   View imageApril 27, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G454)

Caption on photo: M. Rasmunson's & Co.'s Works. After the coyote shot.
287Cabins of Hospital, Time Keeper's Residence, Office, and Resident Engineer in Rainbow Creek Camp   View imagecirca April 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G455)

Caption on photo: Rainbow Creek Camp. Mile 94. A.E.C. Ry.
288Buildings in Rainbow Creek Camp with clear-cut timber strewn on ground   View imagecirca April 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G457)

Caption on photo: Rainbow Creek Camp. Mile 94. A.E.C. Ry.
289Reflections of mountain range in Turnagain Arm seen from Rainbow Creek Camp   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G458)

Caption on photo: Looking across Turnagain Arm, Alaska, to Hope, from Rainbow Camp at Mile 94. A.E.C. Ry.
290Rocky point before dynamiting at Mile 99 along Turnagain Arm, near Potter   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G487)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. coyote shot. Mile 99 Turnagain Arm. Before.
291Explosion from dynamiting to make railroad grade at Mile 99 along Turnagain Arm, near Potter   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G488)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. coyote shot at time of explosion.
292Rocky point at Mile 99 on Turnagain Arm near Potter after dynamiting   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G489)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. coyote shot after the explosion.
293Rocks on beach displaced by dynamiting at Mile 99 near Potter   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G490)

Caption on photo: Rock displaced. 61,000 lbs. of powder moved 40,000 yds. of solid rock.
3/14294Men, women and children riding in open train cars on way to baseball game at Potter Creek   View imageJuly 1, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G588)

Caption on photo: Excursion of Anchorage baseball fans to Potter Creek, July 1-17.
The Cook Inlet Baseball League was composed of the Matanuska, Anchorage, and Turnagain Arm teams.
295Players and spectators at Potter Creek baseball field for the Anchorage versus Turnagain Arm game   View imageJuly 1, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G590)

Anchorage won the game 5-1.
Caption on photo: Potter Creek baseball grounds, July 1-17.
296Workers excavating dirt on hillside at Mile 104, near Rabbit Creek, with steam shovel in distance   View imagecirca July 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G593)

Caption on photo: Steam shovel at Mile 104.
297Steam shovel moving dirt into work train cars at Mile 104, near Rabbit Creek   View imagecirca July 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G594)

Caption on photo: Steam shovel at Mile 104.
298Workers filling in grade with dirt from train cars, on flats between Potter Creek and Rabbit Creek   View imagecirca July 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G595)

Caption on photo: Filling grade between Potter Creek, Mile 101 and Rabbit Creek, Mile 103.
299Buildings and tents at Potter Creek   View imageJuly 2, 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G596)

Caption on photo: Potter Creek, Alaska. July 2-17.
300Men winching boulders onto cart at railroad cut at Mile 100 near Potter Creek   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G605)

Caption on photo: S. Brudie & Co.'s cut. Mile 100.
301Railroad work along shoreline of Turnagain Arm, near Potter Creek   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G606)

Caption on photo: S. Brudie & Co. and P. McCormic & Co., and Alex Tsakumis & Co.'s cuts. Mile 100 to 100½.
3/15302Grade under construction at Mile 82, near Bird Point   View imageJuly 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G609)

Caption on photo: End of long haul at Mile 82.
303Grade under construction at Mile 82, near Bird Point, with worker at side of line   View imageJuly 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G610)

Caption on photo: Center portion of long haul at Mile 82. A.E.C. Ry.
304Grade under construction at Mile 82, near Bird Point   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G611)

Caption on photo: First section of long haul at Mile 82, A.E.C. Ry.
305Workers moving dirt and rocks at Mile 82, near Bird Point   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G612)

Caption on photo: Beginning of long haul at Mile 82. A.E.C. Ry.
306Three men standing by grade at scene of dynamiting accident, proably near Bird Point   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G613)

Photograph marked with arrows and text to explain accident scene. Text on photo reads: Direction the contractor went for safety before shot. Where shot was fired that killed the contractor. Where three men were ingured [sic] by shot that hung fire. One died.
The contractor killed in this dynamiting accident was probably George Teko, the head of the grading gang of George Teko & Co. that was contracted for work in the Turnagain Arm District. According to the Alaska Railroad Record (vol. 1, no. 30), Teko was killed on May 30, 1917 while his crew was blasting in a railroad cut near A.E.C. Camp 83. Teko was struck in the head by a rock sent flying by the explosion, and died instantly.
307Railroad grade at Mile 82, in cut through rock known as Teko Cut   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G614)

Caption on photo: Teko Cut, Mile 82, A.E.C. Ry.
308Worker standing on pile of rock at Mile 82, Teko Cut   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G615)

Caption on photo: Another portion of Teko Cut, Mile 82, A.E.C. Ry.
3/16309Workers in the snow at Camp 83 on Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca November 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H1)

Caption on photo: Camp 83. A.E.C. R.W. Turnagain Div.
310Steam-powered pile-driver at work in the ice on Turnagain Arm, between Miles 85 and 86   View imagecirca November 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H2)

Caption on photo: Pile driver at work bet. 86-85 - A.E.C. R.W. Turn. Arm Div.
311Steam shovel at Mile 83 along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca November 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H3)

Caption on photo: Steam shovel at work Mi. 83 - A.E.C. R.W.
312Steam shovel dumping rocks into work train cars at Mile 83   View imagecirca November 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H6)

Caption on photo: Loading rocks with steam shovel. M. 83 - A.E.C. R.W. Turn. Arm Div.
3/17313Looking north along snow-covered Turnagain Arm with three pile drivers at work on railroad trestle at Mile 83   View imageNovember 26, 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H7)

Caption on photo: Looking north from Mile 83 - Turnagain Arm. A.E.C. Ry. Nov. 26-17.
314Looking south from Mile 85 to Mile 82 showing trestle and snowslide along Turnagain Arm   View imageDecember 1, 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H8)

Caption on photo: Looking south from M. 85 to 82. Showing trestle and snowslide mountains - A.E.C. R.W. Dec. 1-17.
315Man on trail above Turnagain Arm with view of trestle across flats   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H9)

Caption on photo: Trestle across Tur. Flats & Snowslides - A.E.C. R.W.
316Tent encampment in snow at Camp 86 on near Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H10)

Caption on photo: Camp 86 - A.E.C. R.W. Turn. Arm. Div.
317Worker near Mile 87 or 88 probably clearing rocks   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H13)

Caption on photo: Station men at work. M. 87 - 88. T.A.D. A.E.C. R.W.
318Man probably carrying surveying equipment looking out over snowy camp and Turnagain Arm at Mile 88   View imageDecember 1, 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H15)

Caption on photo: Mile 88 - A.E.C. R.W. Dec. 1-17.
3/18319Removal of rocks and dirt to prepare grade near Mile 86   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H16)

Caption on photo: Mile 86 - 87. A.E.C. R.W. Turn. Arm Div.
320Railroad grade ready for placement of track between Miles 89 to 90   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H17)

Caption on photo: Ready for the steel M. 89 to 90 - A.E.C. R.W. Turn. Arm Div.
321Man probably carrying surveying equipment in the snow at Camp 88   View imageDecember 1, 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H18)

Caption on photo: Camp 88 - A.E.C. R.W. Dec. 1-17. Turn. Arm Div.
322Tents of Camp 84 above Turnagain Arm, with railroad construction in foreground   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H19)

Caption on photo: Camp 84 - Turn. Arm Div. A.E.C. R.W.
323Looking north along grade from Mile 90   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H20)

Caption on photo: Looking north from 90 - Work train with steel gang showing in dist. Turnagain Arm Div. A.E.C. R.W.
324Workers excavating material above grade along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H21)
325Snow slide near Mile 83   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H23)

Caption on photo: Snow slide at M. 83½. Turn. Arm Div. A.E.C. R.W.
326Railroad line near Mile 83   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H24)

Caption on photo: B. M. 94 -93 Turn. Arm Div. A.E.C. R.W.
327Work train and buildings at Rainbow   View imagecirca December 1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H25)

Caption on photo: View of Rainbow. M. 94. Turn. Arm Div. A.E.C. R.W.
328Workers excavating cut for grade in the snow probably along Turnagain Arm   View imagecirca December 1917

Photograph probably taken by H. G. Kaiser.
3/19329Looking north along snow-covered railway line along Turnagain Arm at Mile 83   View imageMarch 14, 1918

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H44)

Caption on photo: Looking north from trail at Mile 83. A.E.C. Ry. March 14 - 1918.
330Looking south along snow-covered railway line along Turnagain Arm at Mile 83½   View imageMarch 14, 1918

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (H45)

Caption on photo: Looking south from trail at Mile 83½ showing snowslides No. 2 and 1 extending across grad [sic] of A.E.C. Ry. March 14 -1918.
331Snow sheds 54A and B after heavy snowfall   View imageJanuary 3, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1511)

Caption on photo: Snowsheds No. 54A & 54B. Gov't. R.R. after first snow slides. Jan. 3/1920.
332Railroad bridge at Mile 55 after snowfall   View imageJanuary 3, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1512)

Caption on photo: Bridge No. 85 - Mile 55. Turnagain Arm. Jan. 3/1920.
333Train on bridge at Mile 55 during snowfall   View imageJanuary 3, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1513)

Caption on photo: Jan. 3/1920 - Filling in Bridge No. 85 - Turnagain Arm. Mile 55.
334Two men standing on Bridge No. 85 during snowfall   View imageJanuary 3, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1514)

Caption on photo: Bridge No. 85 - Looking south. Jan. 3/1920.
335Snow across rail line at Mile 71   View imageJanuary 4, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1515)

Caption on photo: Snow slide at Mile 71. Gov't. R. Road. Jan. 4/1920.
336Men standing on large snowbank covering rail line at Mile 71   View imageJanuary 4, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1516)

Caption on photo: View No. 2 of snow slide at Mile 71. Jan. 4/1920.
337Track at Mile 71 after clearing by rotary snow plough   View imageJanuary 4, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1517)

Caption on photo: Cut made by rotary snow plough through slide at Mile 71 - Jan. 4/1920.
Talkeetna District

The town of Talkeetna now uses a spelling with a double "e." Photo captions use alternate spelling, Talketna.
3/20338Steamboat Omineca at Croto Landing on the Susitna River   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G83)
339Landscape partially cleared and graded   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G89)

Caption on photo: Looking from Station 9296.
340Landscape partially cleared and graded   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G90)

Caption on photo: Second fill near Station 9296.
341Partially completed tangent track   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G91)

A "tangent" track refers to a straight portion of track.
Caption on photo: Fill and tangent from Station 9326.
342Man working on grade   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G95)

G94, mentioned in caption, is not in this collection.
Caption on photo: Second fill from same place as G94 looking north.
343Railroad construction on track, seen from top of cut   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G96)

Caption on photo: Third cut and fill, from Camp Sunshine. From top of cut shown in G95.
344Grade for tangent line with camp structures at right   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G98)

Caption on photo: Tangent looking south from Station 9529. Sunshine in extreme distance.
345Grade for tangent line   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G99)

Caption on photo: Tangent looking north, from Station 9529.
346Alaska Engineering Commission buildings and tents at Talkeetna   View imageSeptember 16, 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G101)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. office buildings and tents. Talketna, Alaska. Sept. 16-16.
347Alaska Engineering Commission tents with town of Talkeetna in background   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G102)

The town of Talketna in this photo is made up of a few buildings, including a store and restaurant
Caption on photo: The town of Talketna, Alaska in background.
3/21348Log bridge across Talkeetna River near town of Talkeetna   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G105)

Caption on photo: Second bridge across Talketna River near the town.
349Log bridge across Talkeetna River near town of Talkeetna   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G106)

Caption on photo: The bridge across the first channel of Talketna River near town.
350Wolff and Berg's sawmill near Talkeetna   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G107)

Caption on photo: Wolff and Berg's sawmill, capacity 6,000 ft. Half mile above Talketna.
351Muddy path next to stream in preparation for railroad grading probably in Talkeetna District   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G108)

Caption on photo: Points on grade above Station 10,844. Below Camp 241.
352Hillside next to stream in preparation for railroad grading probably in Talkeetna District   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G109)

Caption on photo: Points on grade near Camp 241. Station 10,898.
353Bluff overlooking river probably in Talkeetna District   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G110)

Caption on photo: Point about Station 11,018.
354Bluff overlooking river probably in Talkeetna District   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G111)

Caption on photo: View of bluffs from Station 11,020.
355Sawmill at Camp 245 probably in Talkeetna District   View imagecirca 1916

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G112)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. sawmill at Camp 245. Capacity 12,000 ft.
356Workers removing dirt from hillside above grade at Mile 208   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G655)

Caption on photo: Carl Johnson & Co. side hill traps. Mile 208. A.E.C. Ry.
357Railroad grade, with workers in distance, at Mile 208   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G656)

Caption on photo: Chas. Anderson & Co. Mile 208. A.E.C. Ry.
4/1358Workers moving dirt in wheelbarrows at Mile 215   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G657)

Caption on photo: Spero & Co. Mile 215. A.E.C. Ry.
359Railroad grade along river at Mile 221   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G660)

Caption on photo: Whitestone & Co. Mile 221. A.E.C. Ry.
360Workers on steep hillside at Mile 221 near Talkeetna   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G661)

Caption on photo: Hill at crib work. Mile 221. A.E.C. Ry.
361Buildings and tents of the town of Talkeetna, Alaska   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G666)

Caption on photo: General view of the town of Talketna, Alaska.
362Bridge on Talkeetna River damaged by spring flood   View image1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G669)

Caption on photo: Talketna River. Bridge after the spring flood, 1917
4/2363Boat laden with cargo arriving at Talkeetna from Kroto Landing   View image1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G674)

Caption on photo: Arriving at Talketna, Alaska. From Kroto Landing.
364Small tunnels known as coyote holes in steep gravel bank at Mile 241   View image1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G676)

Caption on photo: Coyote holes in gravel bank. Mile 241. A.E.C. Ry.
365Steep bank above river at Mile 241   View image1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G677)

Caption on photo: Site of right-of-way. Mile 241.
366Rocky point on the Susitna River known as, "The Horn," near Mile 251   View image1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G683)

Caption on photo: "The Horn." Susitna River. Mile 251.
367A.E.C. buildings at Deadhorse   View image1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G690)

Deadhorse was the Alaska Engineering Commission's name for this settlement, later named "Curry" in 1922.
Caption on photo: Office buildings at Deadhorse. Camp 245. A.E.Ry.
368Workers waiting next to train for dinner to be served, at Mile 232   View imageJuly 25, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1402)

Caption on photo: Mile 232. Gov't. R. Road. July 25/1919. Extra Gang No. 3 waiting for the dinner bell.
369Men on A.E.C. boat near riverbank of the Susitna River   View imagecirca 1917 - 1923

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1449)

Caption on photo: Going up Susitna River.
4/3370Caterpillar tractors pulling caravan of freight wagons between Miles 271 and 284   View imageOctober 8, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1644)

Caption on photo: Freighting with Caterpillar from Mile 271 to 284 Gov't. R. Road. Oct. 8/1920.
371Eastern view of the Susitna Bridge, over frozen Susitna River   View imageMarch 9, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1717)

Caption on photo: Susitna Bridge looking east March 9-1921.
372Susitna Bridge seen from the south end   View imageMarch 10, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1718)

Caption on photo: South end Susitna Bridge - Mch. 10-1921.
373Alaska Railroad trestle leading to Susitna Bridge   View imageMarch 10, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1719)

Caption on photo: South approach Susitna Bridge. 3-10-1921.
374Side view of the Susitna Bridge   View imageMarch 10, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1720)

Caption on photo: Susitna Bridge. Mch. 10-1921.
375Spans of the Susitna Bridge seen from northwest end   View imagecirca March 10, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1721)

Caption on photo: Susitna Bridge from N.W. end.
376Alaska Railroad tracks on south approach to Susitna Bridge   View imageMay 14, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1760)

Caption on photo: South approach to Susitna River Bridge. Mile 264. May 14-1921.
377Western view of Susitna Bridge and junction of Gold Creek with Susitna River   View imagecirca May 16, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1765)

Caption on photo: May 16 - Mile 264 - Looking west from Gold Creek after the ice run.
5/5378a-bSusitna River Bridge    OVERSIZE   View imagecirca May 14, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1766-G1767)

Caption on photo: Susitna Bridge May 14-1921. S.I. S.2.
4/3379Susitna Bridge with mountains in background   View imageMay 17, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1769)

Caption on photo: Susitna Bridge. May 17-1921.
4/4380South end of Hurricane Gulch Railway Bridge under construction   View imageJune 17, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1785)

Caption on photo: South end Hurricane Gulch Bridge. June 17-1921. South Back Stays & South 120' Span.
381Bridge piers 7, 8 and 9 during construction of Hurricane Gulch Railway Bridge   View imageJune 18, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1790)

Caption on photo: June 18-1921. North end. Piers No. 7-8&9.
382Bridge pier 4 at north end of Hurricane Gulch railway bridge during construction   View imagecirca June 18, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1792)

Caption on photo: North end. [illeg.] 19-1921. Pier No. 4 Left.
383Men working on grade near crossing of east fork of the Chulitna River   View imagecirca June 20, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1818)

Caption on photo: East fork of Chulitna River crossing. Mile 291-292. June 20-1921.
384Partially completed span of Hurricane Gulch Railway Bridge, seen from gulch   View imageJuly 9, 1921

Photographer: A. H. B.

Caption on photo: Looking south - across Hurricane Gulch. July 9th 1921.
385Partially completed spans for Hurricane Gulch Railway Bridge   View imageJuly 31, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1880)

Caption on photo: Hurricane Gulch Bridge. July 31-1921.
386Piles of steel rails used as counterweight during construction of Hurricane Gulch bridge   View imagecirca July 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1888)

Caption on photo: 275 tons - of steel rails placed on the backstays serve as counterweight.
387Crane placing last section of arch on Hurricane Gulch Railway Bridge   View imageAugust 8, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1891)

Caption on photo: Hurricane Gulch Bridge. Aug. 8 - 1921. Placing last member of arch, just before lowering arch arms.
388Crane in use to place north end of girder span on Hurricane Gulch Bridge   View imageAugust 15, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1900)

Caption on photo: Hurricane Gulch Bridge. Aug. 15-1921. Placing North End Girder Span.
5/6389a-bTwo-part panorama of crane in use on Hurricane Gulch Bridge    OVERSIZE   View imageAugust 15, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1902-G1903)

Caption on photo: Hurricane Gulch Bridge - Aug.-15-1921.
5/7390a-bTwo-part panorama of work train crossing completed Hurricane Gulch Bridge    OVERSIZE   View imageAugust 15, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1904-G1905)

Caption on photo: First train passes over bridge. Aug.-15-1921.
4/4391Work train on Hurricane Gulch Railway Bridge   View imageAugust 15, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1906)

Caption on photo: Hurricane Gulch Bridge. Aug. 15-1921. First Train over Bridge - Steel & Ties to lay track from Hurricane Gulch north.
4/5392Workers using machines loaded on work train to lay track, probably north of Hurricane Gulch   View imageAugust 17, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1918)

Caption on photo: Steel gang at Station 13201 - Aug. 17-1921.
5/8393a-bTwo-part panorama of Tanana River Bridge under construction    OVERSIZE   View imageOctober 27, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2051-2052)

Caption on photo: N. Tanana River Bridge site. Oct. 27-1922.
4/5394Barge and river boats possibly at Croto Landing on the Susitna River   View imagecirca 1915-1923
395Mountain, probably Mount McKinley, with river valley below   View imagecirca 1915-1923

This is probably a photograph of a Sydney Lawrence painting to which an A.E.C. negative number was assigned. Although Lawrence was one of the A.E.C. photographers, it is unlikely that this print was made by Lawrence himself, as his first name is mispelled on the photo.
Printed on photo: Copyright 1914 by Sidney Lawrence. G4082.
Seward Division
396Railroad line across Resurrection River with road bridge across river at right   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G805)

Caption on photo: W. Road Bridge over Res. [Resurrection] River - Alaska - near Seward.
397Bridge and trestle over Resurrection River at Mile 3   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G806)

Caption on photo: Bridge & trestle over Res. River. M.3. S.D. A.E.C. R.W. Alaska.
398Railroad track at Mile 8   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G809)

Caption on photo: Change of track at M8 - S.D. - A.E.C. R.W. Alaska.
399Replacement of Alaska Northern Railway tracks by Alaska Railroad tracks near Mile 8   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G810)

Caption on photo: Changing track at M8¼ S.D. - A.E.C. R.W. - Alaska.
400Replacement of old Alaska Northern Railway track near Mile 9 of the Alaska Railroad   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G811)

Caption on photo: Changing track at M9½ - S.D. A.E.C. R.W. Alaska.
4/5 401Work on track replacement at Mile 11   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G812)

Caption on photo: Changing track at M.11 S.D. A.E.C. R.W. Alaska.
4/6402Railroad tracks at curve at Mile 12   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G813)

Caption on photo: Lower end of tunnel - M.12 - S.D. A.E.C. Alaska.
403Railroad work in front of buildings at Mile 12   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G814)

Caption on photo: Summit M.12 - S.D. - A.E.C. R.W. Alaska.
404Track replacement work at Mile 10   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G815)

Caption on photo: Changing track at M.10 - S.D. - A.E.C. R.W. Alaska.
405Track and bridge replacement at Mile 14, probably over Snow River   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G816)

Caption on photo: Changing track and bridge - M.14 - S.D. - A.E.C. Alaska.
406Construction work near Mile 11   View imagecirca 1917

Photographer: P. S. Hunt (G818)

Caption on photo: Upper end of tunnel Mile 11½ - 12. S.D. A.E.C R.W. Alaska.
407Workers using crane mounted on work train to remove Alaska Northern Railway Bridge No. 75   View imageOctober 8, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1471)

Caption on photo: Removing old trestle & bridge no. 75. Oct. 8/1919.
4/7408Train entering Snowshed 54-B, probably in Seward Division   View imageOctober 8, 1919

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1490)

Caption on photo: Snowshed 54-B - Completed. Oct. 8/1919.
409Old Alaska Northern Railway bridge and new Alaska Railroad bridge over Placer River   View imageSeptember 4, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1625)

Caption on photo: New & old Placer River Bridge 503. Sep. 4, 1920.
410Train partially derailed by snowslide, seen from rail bridge at Mile 49.3   View imageApril 12, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1735)

Caption on photo: Looking south over bridg [sic] 49-3. Ap. 12-1921.
411Looking south toward train cars derailed by snow   View imageApril 12, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1736)

Caption on photo: Ap. 12-1921. View of wreck. Looking south.
412Snowslide on hillside near Mile 49   View imageApril 12, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1737)

Caption on photo: Mile 49-50. Showing snow-slides. Ap. 12-1921.
413Damaged trestle from snowslide wreck at Mile 49.3   View imageApril 12, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1739)

Caption on photo: April 12-1921. Mile 49-3.
414Looking north at partial train derailment at Mile 49   View imageApril 12, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1740)

Caption has incorrect date.
Caption on photo: Looking north from Mile 49. Ap. 12-1920.
415Man walking through snow away from derailed train in background   View imagecirca April 12, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1741)

Caption on photo: Looking south.
416Looking south from Placer River trestle, train derailment in distance   View imageApril 12, 1921

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1742)

Caption on photo: Looking south from 5th Placer River crossing. Ap. 12-1921.
4/8417Train-mounted cranes in use, possibly on "The Loop" trestle near Bartlett Glacier   View imagecirca 1915-1923
418"The Loop" circular trestle   View imagecirca 1915-1923

Written on verso: Alaska 36. Loop district. Alaska Ry.
419"The Loop" district valley near Bartlett Glacier   View imagecirca 1915-1923

Written on verso: Ira Hanson.
420Seward and Resurrection Bay, seen from hill above Sewardcirca 1914-1923

Photographer: L. H. Petersen

Writing in pencil on photo indicates locations of Seward and Renard Island and distances across bay from and between Renard Island and Seward.
Caption on photo: Seward, Resurrection Bay, Alaska. L.H.P.
Fairbanks Division
M270421a-cThree-part of town of Nenana seen from opposite riverbank, showing confluence of Nenana and Tanana Rivers and Indian mission   View imageAugust 1, 1916

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (15)

Writing on photo to indicate locations.
Item number x, Johnson 66, gives a panoramic view of the same location in 1917, demonstrating the extremely rapid development of the town.
Caption on photo: Panorama view of Nenana, Alaska. Aug. 1st, 1916.
4/9422Auction audience and auctioneer at Nenana with inset photograph of Harry E. St. George, the purchaser of the first lot   View imageAugust 24, 1916

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (26)

Caption on photo: The first lot sold at Nenana, Alaska. Aug. 24th. 1916. And the purchaser, Harry E. St. George.
423Auction of lots at Nenana   View imageAugust 24, 1916

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (33)

Caption on photo: Auction of lots at Nenana, Alaska. Aug. 24th, 1916.
424Looking north along A Street in Nenana, showing Railroad Cigar Store and Rappolt's Bakery   View imageJune 27, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (60)

Caption on photo: A St. looking north. June 27th. 1917. Nenana, Alaska.
M270425a-cThree-part panorama of town of Nenana, the confluence of the Nenana and Tanana Rivers, and an Indian mission   View imageAugust 24, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (66)

Writing on photos indicates locations.
See item 421a-c for panoramic view of same location a year earlier.
Caption on photo: Nenana, Alaska. Aug. 24th, 1917.
4/9426Dragline excavator loading material into work train cars near town of Nenana   View imageAugust 24, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (68)

Caption on photo: Drag line excavator loading ballast near Nenana, Alaska. Aug. 24th. 1917.
427Dragline excavator loading material into work train, probably near Nenana   View imagecirca August 1917

Caption on photo: Drag Line Loading Ballast.
428Men loading dragline excavator onto train car   View imagecirca August 1917

Caption on photo: Loading Drag Line Excavator on Cars.
429Men at work on grade at Mile 384   View imageAugust 26, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (69)

Caption on photo: Residency 3 from cut of Vernon & Co. Mile 384. Aug. 26th. 1917.
430Looking south along grade at Mile 385   View imageAugust 26, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (71)

Caption on photo: Mile 385 looking south. Aug. 26th. 1917.
431Looking north toward tents on grade at Mile 385   View imageAugust 26, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (73)

Caption on photo: Mile 385 looking north. Aug. 26th. 1917.
4/10432Work site at Mile 384 with four men on hillside above   View imageAugust 27, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (74)

Caption on photo: Mitchell & Co. Mile 384. Aug. 27th. 1917.
433Four workers probably working for contractor Mitchell and Co., at Mile 384   View imageAugust 27, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (75)

Caption on photo: Mitchell & Co. Mile 384. Aug. 27th. 1917.
434Looking south from Mile 384 along grading work   View imageAugust 27, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (76)

Caption on photo: Looking south from Mile 384. Aug. 27th. 1917.
435Looking north along grade at Mile 384   View imageAugust 27, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (77)

Caption on photo: Looking north from Mile 384. Aug. 27th. 1917.
436Landslide at Mile 384   View imageAugust 27, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (78)

Caption on photo: Where a 600 yard slide took place in Mile 384. Aug. 27th. 1917.
437Grade at Mile 387 showing ties covered by material left by flooding   View imageAugust 27, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (79)

Caption on photo: Side hill cut in Mile 387. Showing ties covered by wash from small creek during big flood in July. Aug. 27th. 1917.
438Pile driver at work on Nenana River near Mile 396   View imageAugust 25, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (82)

Caption on photo: Diverting Nenana River near Mile 396. Aug. 25th. 1917.
439Rope ferry across river at Mile 373   View imageAugust 28, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (86)

Caption on photo: Ferry at Mile 373. Aug. 28th. 1917.
440Looking along Nenana River from hill at Mile 373   View imageAugust 28, 1917

Photographer: A. J. Johnson (89)

Caption on photo: Looking up Nenana River from hill at Mile 373. Aug. 28th. 1917.
4/11441Steam-powered dragline excavator loading dirt to be used as ballast probably in Fairbanks Division   View imageSeptember 2, 1917

Caption on photo: Dragline loading ballast, Sept. 2, 1917.
Written on verso: Sept. 2nd. Dragline loading ballast.
442Dragline excavator and gravel train probably in Fairbanks Division   View imageSeptember 2, 1917

Caption on photo: Gravel train and dragline excavator, Sept. 2, 1917.
443a-bTwo-part panorama of Work train dumping dirt from train car probably in Fairbanks Division   View imageSeptember 2, 1917

Caption on photo: Unloading ballast Sept. 2, 1917.
444Men, women, and children standing near the first passenger train car on a standard gauge line probably in the Tanana Valley   View imageSeptember 2, 1917

It is likely that this passenger train was the first to travel on the upgraded train line that the Alaska Engineering Commission created out of the narrow gauge line of the Tanana Valley Railroad.
Caption on photo: First passenger train on standard gauge line, Sept. 2, 1917.
445Pile driver on bridge under construction, south of Happy   View imageSeptember 20, 1917

Caption on photo: Bridge #1 south of Happy, Sept. 20, 1917.
446Logs placed across Lost Slough to create bridge, near Mile 396   View imageMarch 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Bridge across Lost Slough. Mile 396.1 old line, March 1918.
447Train under coal loading structure at Mile 366, probably near Healy coal fields   View imageApril 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Loading Coal from Bunker. Mine at Mile 366. April 1918.
448Men digging ditch in ice for water diversion   View imageApril 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Digging ditch to divert water on ice in Nenana River from Lost Slough. April 1918.
449Worker standing in ditch dug through ice, with dog on snowbank above   View imageApril 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Digging ditch to divert water on ice in Nenana River from Lost Slough, April - 1918.
450Three men standing on glacier near site of Bridge 17 at Mile 397   View imageApril 15, 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Glacier at Bridge #17, Mile 397.0, old line. April 15-1918.
4/12451Tripods formed from crossed sticks on glacier at Mile 396.75   View imagecirca April 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Showing glacier at end of track on old line. Mile 396.75.
452Flooded town, probably Nenana   View imageMay 30, 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Looking South from Office Building, High Water, May 30-1918.
453Looking north along railroad trestle with debris from flooding on either side   View imageMay 30, 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Looking north from end of steel. Mile 396.75. May 30th. 1918.
454Looking south along track that abruptly ends with flood water and debris around tracks   View imageMay 30, 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Looking south end of steel. Mile 396.75. May 30th. 1918.
455Looking north along track with debris from flooding piled against track   View imageMay 30, 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Looking north. Mile 396.80. May 30th. 1918.
456Looking north along tracks with pallets of wood stacked at right   View imageMay 30, 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Looking north. Mile 397.0. Bridge No. 17 in foreground. May 30th. 1918.
457Looking north along tracks with flood debris across line   View imageMay 30, 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Looking north from Mile 397.66. May 30th. 1918.
458Railroad track sagging from washout near Mile 400   View imageMay 30, 1918

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Washout at Mile 400.4. Looking north. May 30th. 1918.
4/13459Workers using steam-powered Browning Crane to lay track across swampy ground, probably in Fairbanks Division   View imageJune 1918

Negative number: A.E.C. 37.
Caption on photo: Laying track across swampy ground with Browning Crane. June 1918.
460Trestle across Nenana River which was damaged by breaking ice   View imageMay 1919

Photograph probably taken by A. J. Johnson.
Caption on photo: Pile Trestle across Nenana River, damaged by breakup. May 1919.
461Men working on track probably in Fairbanks Division   View imageJuly 8, 1919

Negative number: T13.
Caption on photo: Looking North Sta. 19713.
462Looking north along grade probably in Fairbanks Division   View imageJuly 8, 1919

Negative number: T19.
Caption on photo: Looking North. Sta. R. 19843.
463Looking north along grade with railroad ties placed at side of grade   View imageJuly 8, 1919

Negative number: T23.
Caption on photo: Looking North. Sta. L. 19916.
464Looking south at workers preparing grade through swampy ground probably in Fairbanks Division   View imageJuly 1919

Negative number: T27.
Caption on photo: Looking South. Stn. 20073. Showing swampy ground. July [illeg.]9, 19.
465Gravel Train No. 1 near Mile 393   View imageJuly 14, 1919

Negative number: T50.
Caption on photo: Gravel Train #1 Unloading. Looking South. Mile 393½.
466Banks Sawmill at Mile 432 near Dunbar   View imageJuly 22, 1919

Negative number: T57.
Caption on photo: Banks Mill Mile 432. July 22, 19.
467Steamer Shusana on the Tanana River headed away from dock through patches of ice   View imageNovember 4, 1919

Caption on photo: Latest boat on Tanana. Nov. 4. 1919. Moving material for A.E.C.
4/14468Looking south over snow-covered uplands and river canyon seen from hillside above tunnel   View imageDecember 6, 1919

Negative number: T115.
Caption on photo: On hill over Tunnel #1. Looking south. Eng. Camp #358.
469Snowy hillside near site of tunnel portal   View imagecirca December 8, 1919

T series.
Caption on photo: T. Oct. 8. Looking north to south portal tunnel #1. St. 17082.
470Looking south to snow-covered hill   View imageDecember 8, 1919

Negative number: T91.
Caption on photo: Looking south. St. 17042.
471Looking across river   View imagecirca December 8, 1919

Negative number: T98.
Caption on photo: Opposite #17123 camara [sic] looking right angle north.
472Snowy river valley seen from higher elevation   View imageDecember 8, 1919

Negative number: T106.
Caption on photo: Looking north St. 17056.
473Looking across hillside above river   View imageDecember 8, 1919

Negative number: T109.
Photograph out of focus. Men to whom caption refers are faintly visible.
Caption on photo: Opposite #17121. Looking north. Men showing line.
474River, iced over at banks seen from higher elevation   View imageDecember 8, 1919

Negative number: T112.
Second caption may refer to T113, the next photograph in the series.
Caption on photo: 112T. Dec. 8. 19. Looking north St. 17063+30. Below line. T. Dec. 8. 1919. Looking south St. 17060.
475Looking south at partially frozen river seen from hillside above   View imageDecember 8, 1919

Negative number: T113.
Caption on photo: Looking south St. 17060.
476Looking south along narrow river canyon, toward site of tunnel   View imageDecember 9, 1919

Negative number: T90.
Caption on photo: Looking south to Tunnel #2. St. 16986+40.
477Looking north along river   View imageDecember 9, 1919

Negative number: T93.
Caption on photo: Looking north St. 16988.
4/15478Creek through canyon   View imageDecember 9, 1919

Negative number: T97.
Caption on photo: Looking into small creek. St. 16986.
479Looking south at creek or river through canyon   View imageDecember 9, 1919

Negative number: T99.
Caption on photo: Looking south top Tunnel #2. St. 16968+90.
480Looking south along partially frozen river probably in Fairbanks Division   View imageDecember 9, 1919

Negative number: T101.
Caption on photo: Looking south. St. #17016 + 60.
481Mountainside   View imageDecember 9, 1919

Negative number: T110.
Caption on photo: L. south to portal No. 1 tunnel. St. 17055.
482Looking toward river from higher elevation   View imageDecember 10, 1919

Negative number: T89.
Caption on photo: L.N. St. 17091.
483Snowslide on Nenana River ice   View imageDecember 10, 1919

Negative number: T95.
Caption on photo: On Nenana ice. Looking into bad slide.
484Looking north along river   View imageDecember 10, 1919

Negative number: T100.
Caption on photo: Looking north. St. 17091.
485Looking south along river, probably in Fairbanks Division   View imagecirca December 10, 1919

Negative number: T104.
Caption on photo: Looking south. 100 ft. above St. #17010 + 60.
486Survey party of five men standing on Nenana River ice   View imageDecember 10, 1919

Negative number: T105.
Caption on photo: On Nenana River Looking South. Survey party in foreground.
487Train stopped at Camp 360 in the snow probably in Fairbanks Division   View imageDecember 10, 1919

Negative number: T107.
Caption on photo: Camp 360. End of steel.
4/16488Eroded hillside of river canyon   View imageDecember 10, 1919

Negative number: T108.
Caption on photo: Looking at bad hole. St. 17088+50.
489Looking across river to bluff   View imagecirca December 10, 1919

Caption illegible.
490Group of men standing in the snow next to log cabins at Camp 360   View imagecirca December 10, 1919

Negative number: Possibly T113
Caption on photo: Eng. Camp #360.
491Looking south across river canyon to mountain range   View imageDecember 10, 1919

Negative number: T114.
Caption on photo: Looking south. St. 17075.
5/9492a-cThree-part panorama of looking east along Nenana River Valley, between confluence of Jack and Nenana Rivers and Mile 333    OVERSIZE   View imagecirca 1919 - 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1439-G1441)

Photos marked and labeled to show route of railroad.
Caption on photo: Looking east down Nenana River Valley - from near the confluence of Nenana & Jack Rivers.
4/16493Paddlewheel steamer Reliance of St. Michael at Nenana docks   View imageOctober 1, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1679)

Caption on photo: A.E.C. river docks Nenana. Oct. 1 - 1920.
4/17494Man wearing fur coat walking across Riley Creek Bridge trestle with construction camp at right   View imageFebruary 6, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption on photo: Ryley Creek Bridge. Mile 347. U. S. R. Road. Feb. 6-1922.
495Boats at dock in Nenana in winter   View imageOctober 27, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2048)

Caption on photo: Looking up stream from dock. 10-27-1922.
496River steamboats General Jeff C. Davis and General J. W. Jacobs in dry dock at Nenana   View imageOctober 27, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2049)

Caption on photo: River boats in winter quarters. Nenana. 10-27-1922.
497Train line leading to Tanana River railway bridge under construction in distance   View imageOctober 27, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2054)

Tanana River railway bridge was later named the Mears Memorial Bridge after A. E. C. Chairman Frederick Mears.
Caption on photo: North approach to bridge - 10-27-1922.
4/18498Crane at work on south end of main span, Tanana River railway bridge   View imageOctober 27, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2059)

Caption on photo: South end of main span - Tanana River Bridge. 10-27-1922.
499Trestle leading to Tanana River railway bridge, seen from north end   View imageOctober 27, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2061)

Caption on photo: Looking south from north end of trestle approach to bridge. 10-27-1922.
500Five men, possibly including Frederick Mears at left, posing near Tanana River railway bridge construction   View imageNovember 2, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2080)

Caption on photo: Nov. 2-1922. Tanana River Bridge looking north.
501Looking south through Tanana River railway bridge under construction   View imageNovember 2, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2083)

Caption on photo: Tanana Bridge. Nov. 2-1922. "Looking south."
502Indian village seen from Tanana River railway bridge   View imageNovember 2, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2084)

Caption on photo: Indian village from bridge. Nov. 2-1922.
4/19503Looking east at Tanana River railway bridge construction seen from bluff on north side of Tanana River   View imageNovember 2, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2085)

Caption on photo: Looking east from bluff on north side of river. 11/2/1922.
504Looking north over falsework on the Tanana River railway bridge   View imageNovember 2, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2087)

The term "falsework" is used to describe the temporary structures used to support railway span bridges during construction.
Caption on photo: Looking north over false work - Nov. 2-1922. Tanana River Bridge.
505Looking west over Tanana River from the Tanana River railway bridge   View imageNovember 2, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2088)

Caption on photo: Looking west from bridge. Nov. 2-1922.
506Looking over Nenana waterfront and river ice downstream from Tanana River railway bridge   View imageNovember 2, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2090)

Caption on photo: Looking down stream from bridge, showing Nenana waterfront. Nov. 2-1922.
507Three men, probably including Frederick Mears at right, at end of tracks on Tanana River railway bridge   View imageNovember 2, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2091)

Caption on photo: Tanana River Bridge, end of steel. Nov. 2-1922.
4/20508Looking upstream from Nenana docks, Tanana River railway bridge in distance   View imageNovember 2, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2093)

Caption on photo: Looking up stream from river docks. Nov. 2-1922.
509Machinery in train yard, possibly in Nenana   View imageNovember 16, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2078)
510Machinery in train yard, possibly in Nenana   View imageNovember 16, 1922

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G2079)
511-513Tanana River railway bridge under construction   View imagecirca 1922
514Tanana River railway bridge under construction, over frozen Tanana River   View imagecirca 1922
515Coal seams at Healey Forks   View imageundated

Photographer: Johnson & Tyler, Anchorage, Alaska (15)

Caption on photo: Healey River Coal Corporation - Mines. Healey Forks, Alaska.
Construction Activities in Unidentified Locations
4/21516Two workers standing on trestle under construction, mountain in background   View imagecirca 1915-1923
517Machine next to railroad line, with mountains and glacier in background   View imagecirca 1915-1923
518River with forest beyond, seen from higher elevation   View imagecirca 1915-1923
519Worker operating tracked vehicle to pull containers filled with dirt, probably near Alaska Railroad work camp   View imagecirca 1915-1923
520Snowy track and telephone or telegraph lines, probably through work camp   View imagecirca 1915-1923
521Construction area in snowy mountain landscape   View imagecirca 1915-1923
522Telegraph or telephone lines through snowy mountain landscape   View imagecirca 1915-1923
523Team of sled dogs pulling sled followed by horse-drawn wagon on snowy trail   View imagecirca 1915-1923
524Entrance to rail tunnel   View imagecirca 1915-1923
525Railroad line through camp with wooden buildings and tents   View imagecirca 1915-1923

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Alaska Engineering Commission Staff and official visitors
Frederick Mears
4/22526Crowd at Anchorage train station for the departure of Colonel Frederick Mears to the war front   View imagecirca 1917 - 1918

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G828)

Colonel Mears led an engineering regiment during World War I, which was made up of experienced railroad workers from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
Caption on photo: A. E. Commissioner - Col. F. Mears leaving Anchorage - Alaska - for the war front.
527Crowd at Anchorage train station for the departure of Colonel Frederick Mears to the warfront   View imagecirca 1917 - 1918

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G829)

Caption on photo: Col. F. Mears A.E.C. leaving Anchorage Alaska - for Washington & the War-Front.
528Colonel and Mrs. Mears' photographic Christmas card of Alaska Railroad bridge over Hurricane Gulch   View imagecirca 1919 - 1923

Printed on card: A Merry Xmas from Colonel and Mrs. Mears.
529a-cConstruction activity at St. Paul Union Depot train yards   View imageFebruary 12, 1925

After construction of Alaska Railroad was completed, Frederick Mears oversaw construction of the Union Depot in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Alaska Engineering Commission and Staff
4/23530Frederick Mears, W. C. Edes, and Thomas Riggs, Jr.   View image1914
531Chairman Frederick Mears and staff seated in A.E.C. office   View imagecirca 1919 - 1923
L-R: Frederick Mears, Chairman and Chief Engineer; C. L. Mason, Chief Clerk; William Gerig, Assistant Chief Engineer; H. P. Warren, Chief Supply Division; F. Hansen, Engineer Maintenance and Construction; B. H. Barndollar, Examiner of Accounts and Legal Advisor.
532Chairman Frederick Mears and staff seated in A.E.C. office   View imagecirca 1919 - 1923
L-R: Frederick Mears, Chairman and Chief Engineer; C. L. Mason, Chief Clerk; William Gerig, Assistant Chief Engineer; F. D. Browne, Engineer in Charge, Northern Division; H. P. Warren, Chief of Supply Division; F. Hansen, Engineer, Maintenance and Construction; B. H. Barndollar, Examiner of Accounts and Legal Advisor.
Official Visitors
533Crowd at Seward train station greets official inspectors   View imageJuly 15, 1920

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (G1574)

Caption on photo: Secretary of the Interior John Barton Payne, Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy & Rear-Admiral Hugh Rodman arrive at Seward on an inspection trip of the Government R. Road & coal fields - July 15, 1920.
534Two men in suits and one in working clothes, in field   View imagecirca 1915 - 1923

 
Box/Folder Item Date
H. G. Kaiser Photographs of Alaska
Eskimos
4/24535Eskimo woman carrying baby on her back   View imagecirca 1915
Beads on child's fur hat and lettering of caption are hand-colored.

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption: Madonna of the North.
536Eskimo man holding ivory and carving tool   View imagecirca 1912

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption: Eskimo Ivory Carver. Nome, Alaska.
537Eskimo man from Diomede Island holding ivory   View imagecirca 1912-1916

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption: Diomede Isl. Eskimo.
538Eskimo girl named Katesarina wearing anorak   View imagecirca 1912-1916

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser, Arctic Studio, Nome

Caption: Katesarina.
Nome Mining Activities
539Gold miners moving quickly through water, possibly at Stampeders' Beach in Nome   View imagecirca 1899-1909

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser, Nome

Caption: The Stampeders.
540Heavily laden gold miner wiping brow   View imagecirca 1899-1909

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption: A Chechacos First Stampede. Nome, Alaska.
541Three men dredging through ice on the Bering Sea at Nome   View imagecirca 1899-1909

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption: Dredging Bering Sea in Winter. Nome, Alaska.
542Two gold miners, probably Leet Lim and John Lutschinger, using sluice near Dry Creek, Nome   View imagecirca 1899-1909

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption: Bench No. 2 below Dry Creek - Leet Lim - John Lutschinger - Nome, Alaska.
543Three miners underground, with pipes carrying steam to thaw frozen ground, Center Creek, Nome   View imagecirca 1899-1909

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption: A battery of 50 steam points in operation 75 ft. - underground - Center Creek - Nome, Alaska.
Sled dog teams
4/25544Darling and Allan team of sled dogs, with musher, in Nome   View image1912

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Dogs in this team are not Huskies.
Caption: 1912 Nome. Darling and Allan Team - Winners of 5th Annual All Alaska Sweepstakes.
545J. Johnson's racing team of Siberian wolf dogs pulling sled   View imagecirca 1912

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser (200)

Caption: J. Johnson's racing team of Siberian Wolf Dogs.
546J. Johnson's racing team of Siberian wolf dogs pulling sled   View imagecirca 1912

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser
547Team of sled dogs pulling man on cart along tracks of Seward Peninsula Railway near Nomecirca 1913-1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Dog-drawn conveyances known as "pupmobiles" were used on the Seward Peninsula Railway circa 1913-1920, when the railroad had only intermittent train service.
Reindeer
548Herd of reindeer in the snow with three Eskimo herders   View imageca. 1899-1916

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption on photo: Alaska Reindeer.
549Five Eskimo men, winners of reindeer race, each with reindeer in Kougarok, Alaska   View imagecirca 1899-1916

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser, Nome

Caption on photo: Winners of Reindeer Race. Kougaruk, Alaska.
550Three Eskimo men and one woman with reindeer pulling sleds at reindeer camp   View imagecirca 1899-1916

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser, Nome

Caption on photo: Alaska Reindeer Camp.
Ships
4/26551Men trying to free U. S. Revenue Cutter Bear and U. S. Revenue Marine Steamer Thomas Corwin from sea ice, Nome   View imageJune 2, 1914

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser, Nome

Caption on photo: Revenue Cutter Bear and Str. Corwin in the ice. Nome, Alaska.
552Sea ice off Nome with Steamer Senator in distance   View imageJune 15, 1914

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser(300)

Caption on photo: Str. Senator in the Nome Road [illeg.]. June 15-1914.
Anchorage
553Sunset over sea in Anchorage   View image1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption on photo: An Anchorage sunset - 1917.
554Young girl in field of wildflowers   View imagecirca 1917-1923

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption on photo: Wild flowers Anchorage, Alaska.
555Men holding sheaves of grains at First Alaska Agricultural Fair   View image1917

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption on photo: Winners of prizes at First Alaska Agricultural Fair, 1917 - Anchorage.
556 - 557Two brown bear cubs fighting, probably near Anchorage   View imagecirca 1917-1923

Photographer: H. G. Kaiser

Caption on photo: Alaska Brown Bear.

 
Box/Folder Item Date
Joseph M. Welden Photographs of Fairbanks1907-1913
4/27558Fairbanks at midnight   View imageAugust 14, 1907

Photographer: Joseph M. Weldon

Caption on photo: Alaska Midnight. Fairbanks. Aug.-14-1907.
559Bar of light caused by long exposure capturing moonrise, over Fairbanks   View imagecirca 1908

Photographer: Joseph M. Weldon

Caption on photo: As the Moon Rose Over the City. Fairbanks Alaska.
560Sunrise at 1:30 a.m. over Fairbanks   View imageJune 22, 1911

Photographer: Joseph M. Weldon

Caption on photo: Sun Rise 1:30 AM. June 22, 1911. Fairbanks Alaska.
561Sunset over Fairbanks, sign for Tanana Valley Railroad Co. in foreground   View imagecirca 1907-1913

Photographer: Joseph M. Weldon

Caption on photo: June sunset. Fairbanks Alaska.
4/28562 Man on horseback herding dairy cows near Fairbanks   View image1911

Photographer: Joseph M. Weldon

Caption on photo: Off To The Meadows Hinkley's Dairy Herd. Fairbanks Alaska 1911.
563Herd of dairy cows grazing   View imagecirca 1911

Photographer: Joseph M. Weldon

Caption on photo: On The Meadows Hinkleys Dairy Herd. Fairbanks Alaska. [illeg.]
564Field of harvested oats in shocks, Fairbanks   View image1911

Photographer: Joseph M. Weldon

Caption on photo: Oats Fairbanks Alaska 1911.
565Field of wild lilies, probably near Fairbanks   View image1913

Photographer: Joseph M. Weldon

Caption on photo: Alaska Wild Lilies.
566Young boy and girl standing ankle-deep in water, each with dog, Fairbanks   View imagecirca