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Collection Reference Number GLC05245.15
From Archive Folder Collection of letters of Charles Horsfall 
Title Charles G. Horsfall to: "my dear boys." describing the weather, his work on a suspension bridge and his animals
Date 20 April 1902
Author Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  
Recipient Horsfall, Owen  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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 Encyclopedia. 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.
Subjects Progressive Era  Alaska  Gold Rush  Frontiers and Exploration  Book Selling  Literature and Language Arts  Extreme Weather  Building Construction  Infrastructure  Finance  Pets  Transportation  Australia and Pacific Islands  
People Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  Horsfall, Owen (fl. 1900-1910)  
Place written Nome, Alaska
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Writes to his children and wife about Klondike gold fields, mining, life in Alaska, Mormons, and the 1906 election. Horsfall was a Mormon.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Son