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"1/2 Ton of Gold Dust, 12/23/1910."


Title taken from front. Sled dog teams line up on Fourth Avenue in Seward, Alaska, in front of Brown & Hawkins after bringing a load of gold dust in from the Iditarod gold fields. The caption on the photo reads: "1/2 ton gold dust largest shipment ever carried by dog team in Alaska value $210,000. Consigned to Brown and Hawkins arrived in Seward From Iditarod Dec 23, 1910." Photographer's #142. Original photograph size: 5" x 7".

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