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Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) to "Owen and all"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05245.32 Author/Creator: Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) Place Written: Copper Center, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 April 1906 Pagination: 8 p.

Summary of Content: Discusses working for three partners on building a waterwheel and piers at the junction of the Copper and Svlutiva rivers. States that the scarcity of horses has made moving supplies difficult and instead they have had to chop down logs in the nearby woods and haul them to the site. The wheel "will be 12' diameter. by 14' wide and operated by the ordinary river current." Includes a diagram on page 4 of the piers he has built thus far. Informs that many of the Eskimo are sick and the U.S. Government teacher and his wife are looking after them. Mentions there is a Government Experimental farm but it is on poor ground.

People: Horsfall, Charles

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationGovernment and CivicsEducationHealth and MedicalEskimoBuilding ConstructionInfrastructureTransportationForestryAgriculture and Animal Husbandry

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