The Way We Were


In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

July 24, 1913: Two of the biggest jobs surveying ever attempted are the marking of the boundary between Alaska and Canada which has just been completed and the marking of the southern boundary of Canada which is now in progress. Both surveys are of a difficult nature, and the Alaska boundary particularly so, because of the mountains and in parts inaccessible character of the regions traversed. The discovery of gold in the Klondike, followed by a rush of gold seekers from both nations made the Alaska boundary a matter of immediate importance and...

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