Saturday, November 20, 2010

November 21, 1911

Flo's Diary

R.H. man forgot to get up so late start. 2 double enters hitched together. Ned drives ours. Overhills, Niggerheads and lakes. Cheechako horse afraid of ice. Dinner at Gordons – moose steak – good. See beautiful sunrise on mts. Shell pink and deep rose colors. Mt Hayes. Very rough all PM over nigerheads. Horses most give out. Worst so far. Reach Sullivan’s about 8 o’clock. Got called down by women who wanted to sleep. Giggle of course. Bobby Hamilton (notorious) and nice clear place. Sleep well.

Image of Sullivan's Roadhouse (Delta Junction)

"Niggerheads" isn't a very nice name for the tundra tussock that she must have crossed. It is a word that I grew up with but choose not to use. It should be noted that when you google the word you get all kinds of different definitions.

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