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    • Ocha Potter.

    • Ocha Potter.

    • Ocha Potter, age 20.
      "In the early spring of 1898 came rumors of war with Spain. Soon war was declared. My father and grandfather had been Civil War veterans. An earlier ancestor had been an officer with George Washington's staff. Another had...

    • UAF-2003-163-1m
    • Julia Silverfriend.

    • Julia Silverfriend.

    • Title taken from donor's caption.
      "Julia Silverfriend, age 16 (Mrs. Ocha Potter)".
      "An overnight visit to my broken hearted mother who could see no reason why I should give my life to save Cuba from the Spaniards. Mother threatened to...

    • UAF-2003-163-2m
    • Steamer Santa Ana.

    • Steamer Santa Ana.

    • Title taken from donor's caption.
      "1905 Steamer Santa Ana".
      "Our first trip to Alaska - 16 days to Valdez. The boat was small, only 700 tons, and it was slow. We were to land at Valdez, a thousand miles north and seven hundred miles west,...

    • UAF-2003-163-3m
    • 1905, leaving Juneau.

    • 1905, leaving Juneau.

    • Title taken from donor's caption.
      "1905, leaving Juneau [view of Juneau from sea]".
      At Juneau we tied up to the dock for a full day. We sailed Westward through icy straits, dodging small floating ice fields and big icebergs from Muir...

    • UAF-2003-163-4m
    • 1905, Valdez, Alaska.

    • 1905, Valdez, Alaska.

    • Title taken from donor's caption.
      View of a Valdez commercial street with some people walking in the distance; a mountain is in the background.
      "Valdez was a typical, busy Alaskan town of the early pioneer days -- wide open of course. Most...

    • UAF-2003-163-5m
    • 1905 Indian (Siwash) camp.

    • 1905 Indian (Siwash) camp.

    • Title taken from donor's caption.
      "At Tonsina 90 miles from Valdez. The spot we selected for our camp was in a small grove of spruce trees at the head of a deep valley where two glaciers came down out of the towering mountains. We built a large...

    • UAF-2003-163-8m
    • 1905, Summer camp.

    • 1905, Summer camp.

    • Title taken from donor's caption.
      "1905, Summer camp of Indians on Copper River".
      "At Copper River, a half-mile or more wide, we found a camp of Indians who ferried us across, and a day later we were at Tonsina Station." Additional...

    • UAF-2003-163-10m
    • 1907 Crossing Copper River.

    • 1907 Crossing Copper River.

    • Title taken from donor's caption.
      "The two horses at left have stepped off into deep water and have been caught by the current. All these Alaskan glacier streams are swift water. No rowing was necessary as the current varied from three or four...

    • UAF-2003-163-30m
    • 1908 McCarthy Creek.

    • 1908 McCarthy Creek.

    • Title taken from donor's caption.
      "Headquarters camp. Arriving at Valdez in mid-February, we were soon on the trail to McCarthy Creek. We reached the spot I had selected for headquaters in late May, something over 90 days out of Valdez. (In...

    • UAF-2003-163-32m
    • 1908 George Potter.

    • 1908 George Potter.

    • Title taken from donor's caption.
      "George Potter and Bighorns at our camp on McCarthy Creek. Occasionally the monotony was relieved by a sheep hunting expedition but sheep were few in number and wary. Once we shot a big, shaggy mountain goat...

    • UAF-2003-163-33m
    • 1908 Julia.

    • 1908 Julia.

    • Title taken from donor's caption.
      "Julia posing on McCarthy Creek." The trail was vague and difficult. We had to ford the stream a dozen times, not dangerous water but deep enough to reach to the knees. When we finally reached Donahoe's...

    • UAF-2003-163-34m

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