09 Flew that summer (1946) (4:15 min,) (09 of 09)
Got married soon thereafter, husband owned a trading post in McGrath. Had a son and then husband got sick and died; left her with a child and a trading post to run. Stayed in McGrath until 1953.
[At least six native boats are gathered alongside the davits of a large vessel, a lifeboat? and a power skiff or launch are also evident; perhaps 30-40 natives are on the various vessels and two Caucasian males in the launch.]
"Ott and Scheele owned the Northern Commercial Co. store at Eagle, Alaska. Having purchased it when the Northern Commercial Co. discontinued their Eagle Trading Co store at the left of the picture, he dealt mostly with the natives. The building at...
"The Healy River Trading Post, Upper Tanana. On left Fred Calendar's Cabin, fox pens, main store with living quarters behind and two small buildings one for tools ect., the other for the goats on the far right the sawmill."
"The John Scheele' home at Eagle, Alaska. Many of the perishables sold in the trading post, down on the water front were stored in the basement here to be sure they would not freeze, and be ruined." A panoramic view of John Scheele's home.