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AND THE YUKON COUNTRY
A DESCRIPTION OF OUR
ALASKAN LAND OF GOLD
FROM THE LATEST OFFICIAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOURCES
AND PERSONAL OBSERVATION
WITH A CHAPTER BY JOHN F. PRATT
CHIEF OF THE ALASKAN BOUNDARY EXPEDITION OF 1894
NEW MAPS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS
Copyrighted by Henry Altemus, of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsyl
vania, A. D. 1897, in the One Hundred and Twenty-first Year of the Independence of the United States of America.
HENRY ALTEMUS, MANUFACTURER,
The object of this book is to furnish the latest authentic information concerning a portion of our country which until very recently has been little thought of; but which is now the magnet for many minds. The author wishes to acknowledge his indebtedness to officers of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and the U. S. Geological Survey for helpful suggestions and for recitals of personal experience. He is especially under obligation to Mr. John F. Pratt, of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, whose service as Chief of the Alaskan Boundary Expedition of 1894 gives a peculiar interest and value to the chapter kindly contributed by him.