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Pack trains on the summit of White Pass

Inexperienced at loading packhorses, stampeders hoisted unbalanced loads onto the animals' backs and side, creating bloody sores. The animals died of disease, exhaustion, starvation, and dehydration. E.A. Hegg photo. Anchorage Museum of History and Art.

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