Martin, Jira Kenneth

Male 1871 - 1943  (71 years)


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Klondike Gold Rush -- Digging for avalanche victims

On 3 Apr 1898 J.K. Martin wrote to his family "This has been an exciting day and a sad one to many. The snow slides have been the worst this country ever knew. You have, undoubtedly, seen the reports in the papers. There is no telling how many people are buried under the snow. They have dug out about thirty so far and over half of them are dead. I saw fifteen dead bodies today and they are still digging. I expect the newspapers will have everyone buried alive. We were on the point of telegraphing you through Mr. Olds at Seattle, for fear you would see the reports in the papers and worry about us.
I took two Kodak shots at the scenes as the men were at the rescue work."

Owner/SourceD. L.Martin
Date24 Mar 2014
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