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Miner's Recue

Some time during the early days of mining in the Juneau Goldbelt (circa 1910), a group of men from the Alaska Perseverance Mining Company in Silverbow Basin traveled into the Taku basin to rescue an injured prospector. These fourteen photographs document the rescue party's journey, and the method used to bring the injured man to a place where he could receive medical attention.

Beginning with images of the climb out of Silverbow Basin, the exhibit includes views of the prospector's camp and workings, in what is probably the Taku River drainage system, and culminates with the rescue party's arduous journey back to Silverbow Basin transporting the injured man.

This series of documentary postcards was donated to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum by Jim Geraghty in 2006. Special thanks to Mr. Geraghty for his assistance curating this exhibit.

Jenny Gilmore
Museum Intern

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