In spite of the low water the "Isabelle"
is plugging away - carrying freight & pass
=engers from the Tanana to Fairbanks
- Capt. Barnette is working night & day -
200 or 300 people are now here, & to
my surprise they are coming to this
town!! I really expected that the low
water would frighten many of them into
settling at Chena - but they are not.
Several heavy firms from Dawson
- machinery men - grocers & storekeepers
are here and all others coming. Tents
are going up - houses ditto, & every place
is overflowing. The "Tanana Chief"
came up today loaded, and every poling
boat on the river is at work. - Several
teams & wagons came & at last a
farm wagon & good team of mules is
to be seen in the Tanana valley.