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Horses and mules were innocent victims of gold-rush greed, driven until they dropped onto the White Pass Trail, then pushed over the rocky cliffs to rot in the valley floor. Alaska State Library.  Sign in image reads, "Take Notice! Beginning March 1, toll will be collected." Alaska State Library - Historical Collections.

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