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Unusual Pets

Pet bear and moose were not unusual among the families and workers in Alaska in the 1800s and 1900s. The Digital Archives of Alaska contains numerous photos of familes with baby bear cubs in an infant's buggy, moose raised by bottle or harnessed to a buggy.

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Baby bear cubs in her buggy
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Mary Oulette and her bear cub
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Colonist daughter and her pet bear cub
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A pet of Pete Buchholz
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Steve Melchior used a dog-drawn cart
Click here for all 17 photos in this gallery.

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