Northern Tragedy, A
DESCRIPTION: "An old sour-dough prospector lay dying on the trail," with no women or young people around. He asks that a message be sent to his wife. He asks to be buried in the ice. The thermometer at the time "registered just seventy-two below."
AUTHOR: B. F. Clayton?
EARLIEST DATE: 1899 (Klondike Nugget, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: death mining hardtimes burial drink
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 675-676, "A Northern Tragedy" (1 text)
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