Monday, November 8, 2010

November 9, 1911

Flo's Diary:

Up early–breakfasted paid bills which were very reasonable. Got ready and sat in front of fireplace and toasted my toes. 8:45 bid adieu to my new friends and went to train. Copper River and Northwestern R.R.. Quite a crush on Christensen. 9:30 pull out from Cordova for Chitina. Only woman on train. Several Men. 1st pass thru coast range around lake - beautiful. Entered a cold barren plain edged with mountains. No snow but water frozen. Cold wind and find sand blew. Disagreeable. Eyes full.

Saw great steel bridge – Childs and another glacier. 300 ft high. Great engineering feat to build the road. Pass along Copper River–saw rapids. Snow sheds, canyon. Parts of old trail. Conductor tells bear stories, quite entertaining. Reach Chitina at 7:30 P.M. dark but moon light very clear. 17° below zero. Go to hotel room $0. Most men I ever saw. Meet Mr Erickson and Mr Fowels (sp?) of Fairbanks. Say trail is in awful condition. go to supper with Capt. and then Mr. R. and Mr. Rockyfeller come up and say trail very bad so wait until Tues. go to bed. Fine all night.

Could the Abercrombie Rapids be the ones that Flo mentioned?

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