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Collection Reference Number GLC05245.32
From Archive Folder Collection of letters of Charles Horsfall 
Title Charles G. Horsfall to "Owen and all" describing his work on building a waterwheel and piers, the health of the Eskimos and a Government Experimental farm
Date 27 April 1906
Author Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  
Recipient Horsfall, Owen  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Alaska  Gold Rush  Frontiers and Exploration  Government and Civics  Education  Health and Medical  Eskimo  Building Construction  Infrastructure  Transportation  Forestry  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  
People Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  Horsfall, Owen (fl. 1900-1910)  
Place written Copper Center, Alaska
Theme Science, Technology, Invention; Health & Medicine; Native Americans
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  Daughter