A Woman in Alaska

Her Life in a Cabin in the Klondike Region.

Boston Transcript

It is a strange, wild life, that of a woman in an Alaskan mining camp. There are no conventionalities of civilized life, no drawing-room receptions, no enforced hypocrisy growing out of the courtesies of civilization. Here the rough miner is just what he appears—plain, rugged, and honest, with a chivalry and respect for woman unknown to a more refined civilization.

The mines of the Birch Creek district are not being worked as generally as they were a few years ago. The camp is not so extensive, the present number of miners on the creek not exceeding possibly one hundred, the camp having dwindled from four or five hundred engaged here a few years ago to this number, by reason of the new discoveries in various sections that have attracted those who had the less desirable class of claims. Then, too, the grounds on this creek have been pretty well worked, though there are a number of very rich mines that will yield handsome profits for years to come.

Christian Science Ideas
July 12, 1900

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