16 October 2010

Klondike Gold Rush & the All-American Route, conclusion

Map of the CRNW Railway
Showing the relative positions of Valdez, Fairbanks and Dawson

This early CRNW map detail shows the military telegraph route to Eagle on the Yukon River, from there one had to take a paddle wheel to Dawson City.  The start of the telegraph line was Valdez.  As you can see, it was still a considerable distance to Dawson even after one had reached Copper Center (not viewable because of lines in the way but just below Tazlina on this map). Click for larger map version.

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