Title taken from verso. View of mail carrying dog team with 21 dogs, 3 sleds, and riders. Also from verso: "Bill Burke's outfit. Mail carrier, Nenana to McGrath. Property of Cook Inlet Historical Society." n.d.
Dogteam lined up in front of wooden buildings. A number of people look on. Eli Smith, an Alaska mail carrier, mushed his dog team 8,000 miles from Nome to Washington, D.C. in 1907, winning a $10,000.00 wager on this feat.
Messenger Feast (Kivgiq) Runner (Aqpatat) holding Messenger Sticks (Ayauppiaq). Runner would travel from host village to another village to invite them to the Kivgiq. The messenger sticks would have items attached to them to symbolize gifts the...
Alaska Air Transport, a commercial air carrier business started by Shell Simmons in 1935, merged with Marine Airways in 1939 to create Alaska Coastal Airline Note on verso identifies the plane as a Lockheed Vega