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... stretching from Dyea to Bennett Lake, had been used by the Tlingit Indians as a trade route for hundreds of years before the Klondike Gold Rush. The White Pass Trail was a newer route that stretched from Skagway to Bennett Lake. Once stampeders arrived at Bennett Lake they had to buy or ...
... of heights. Had a good history and photos of the gold rush.
... north. Either way it was an horrific start to the journey to the gold fields. The bus took us up to Fraser, over the Canadian border and passport check and to the railway station. We had a few photo stops on the way to see waterfalls and the lake at the top. We also stopped to take photos of the suspension bridge which has just one suspension cable arm. This is because it is on a fault line and so when there are earthquakes the bridge is able to move. After ...
Today we got up early and had to be ready for the bus to
pick us up at the campground office to go to Skagway on the train. The bus took
us to Frazier and we got the train from there to Skagway and we had time to
look around Skagway and then we got the bus back to the campgrounds. We left at
8am and returned at 5:30.
From the pictures ...
... a fraternal order, numbering about 33 lodges during the boom times. There are stories of antics involved in initiation for entry into this brotherhood during the 1899-1920. The building has been restored and it 116 years old this year.
We found the library, along with the crew, and checked emails on the free internet!
we had a great day and loved the train journey up into White a Pass.
(For more photos of the rail journey ...