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Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) to: "my dear boys."

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05245.15 Author/Creator: Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 April 1902 Pagination: 7 p.

Summary of Content: Describes the blizzard last night. Discusses his work building a suspension bridge across Nome River at the expense of about $5,000 but storms are delaying the construction. Afterwards, he expects to work for the North American Trading and Transportation Company for $10 to $15 per day. He has disposed of the horses and all but two dogs. Berry has left Australia. Hopes the boys will visit and asks them to send him Appleton's Mechanical Encyclodpedia. The "Bering Strait is frozen clear across the Siberian coast." Describes rescuing a Government horse that had fallen through the ice. [continued on 05/18] He has opened the bridge.

People: Horsfall, Charles, fl. 1900-1910

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraAlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationBook SellingLiterature and Language ArtsExtreme WeatherBuilding ConstructionInfrastructureFinancePetsTransportationAustralia and Pacific Islands

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