Alaskan prospector Dick Willoughby claimed he snapped this photo in June 1888 while looking out over Muir Glacier in southeastern Alaska; he said that it showed a mirage of a "silent city" that could be seen emerging from the mists, the reflection...
From image captions: E. B. O’Connor with two men and 17 dogs, hauling Capt. Sundback from Pilgrim Hot Springs Post Office to railroad, a distance of 7 miles, which took 5 hours to negotiate, over mail trail with Duffy’s mail team
Young woman leans against front porch railing of Ellamar School on Virgin Bay, 40 miles NW of Cordova The Ellamar Mining Co. was formed in 1898; a post office was established in 1900 and discontinued in 1929
Ouzinkie village school, located on the north end of Spruce Island about ten miles from Kodiak, enrolled between 44 and 54 students between 1932 and 1938; it was transferred to the Office of Indian Affairs in 1939