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Calgary route to the Klondyke gold fields; description of routes; miners' and prospectors' outfitting… [Caldwell, J. B.] 1898

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Calgary and the Gold Fields
inprecedented
interest that is being taken in the
gold fields of the
Yukon, and the
thousands of enquiries that have
been received by the business men
of Calgary from those who intend
to go into the gold country by way
of Calgary in the spring of 1898,
has created the necessity for .having
all desirable information laid before
those interested, in the most concise
manner possible, and it is with this
object that this booklet is  published. CALGARY AND
The City of Calgary.
Calgary might fairly be said to be
"on the map." The city is situated
in the foot-hills of the Rocky Mountains and is the principal .railway
centre in Alberta. It is on the
main line of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, and trains pass through
both east and west every day. There
is also a tri-weekly train service to
Edmonton in the north and to the
south. The business houses of Calgary
can get outfitted in Calgary more
cheaply than you can bring goods
into the country and all trouble, as
regards freight and duty, is avoided;
also delay through having to wait
for goods to arrive. Freight trains
are tedious, and time is money when
you are on the road to the gold country t.     Besides
Calgary is
he
of pack horses. The price now (Feb.
1898) for pack horses varies from
$15.00 to $45.00 each. A good pack
horse should carry 200 lbs., with ease,
or draw 600 lbs. on a flat sled. Groceries, clothing, hardware, saddlery, tents
and sleeping bags can be had here in
any quantities.
The
Routes.
"om
C
to Da\
vson
City
by
of
th
e  Pea
ce   Riv
1562 m
les.
nd   P
elly
rom
Igary
to Da^
/son
City
by
ot t
he
McK
enzie   F
livei
,   Porcu-
R
ve
r and
Yukoi
Ri
ver  i
t  is CALGARY AND THE GOLD FIELDS
about 2616 miles and nearly all down
stream. This is a cheap ronte, a safe
route and an easy route.
From Calgary to Dawson City by
way of the Athabasca River, Liard
River and Pelly River it is about 3245
miles.
The great thing in favor of these
several routes is the fact, that as soon
as you get a short distance beyond
Edmonton you are in a gold bearing
country and it is expected that some
rich strikes will be made on the Peace,
the Peel, the Liard and the Pelly
before the end of the year. All the
streams flowing through the rich
Omenica country drain into the Peace
and carry gold. Large sums have
been washed out by the few who have
already prospected some of the placers
of that great district. Tables of Distances,
irv to the Yukon   via the  Mc-
J A Miner's Outfit.
Estimated  requirements for c
for one year.
Corn Mea
Lime ju'ic THE GOLD FIELDS     7
"i>  cloth	
K  ul-Hn0)
lined
% 8
kskin	
)ui)iiage  Bag
colore
&Hs° NeUi
Sheet, ground.
^^   mackinaw	
FO
OTW
EAR
Muffles	
tic.".'
ins?«Ba
DDI
,LRY Be.
Sheets.
Pack J
•ers,    Pac
e Bags, J
tv'snd",!-.-
Money
Bel
Hardware outfit sufficient for six mei
for one year.
Miners Shovels     6 only
Miners Picks and Handles.	
Chopping Axes        "        	
Tape Line, metallic
Files, assorted, flat
Chalk  Line	 GOLD
PI
Hi
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Gold Pa
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Conipas
...    6    "
...    4 lbs
Hi
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2     "
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assorted .
...    12     "
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heavy poc
et	
Rifle's''
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Ouan.it
of Nails
md   Scre% IO     CALGARY AND THE GOLD FIELDS
For parties the cost per man can be
diminished according to numbers, as
several of the articles can be used in
common.
Those going in parties are recommended to send someone in advance
to Calgary or write to either of the
undersigned, which will save time
and expense in making preparations
and purchasing outfits :
E. TAYLOR,
Manager Hudson's Bav Co.
Calgary, N.W.T., Canada.
R. J. HUTCHINGS,
• Member of Board of Trade and
City Council.
Calgary, N.W.T., Canada.
A. P. HORSMAN,
Manager Calgary Hardware Co.
Calgary, N.W.T., Canada. MEMORANDUM ^ L| - —	 ■Si Remember #*
$$ Goods Purchased in Canada doJSjl?
\fcw WW
WW Not  Have to  Bear Duties as \)/\)/
VJAJJ the   Mines   are   in   Canadian &M
WW WW
tf/$ Territory f 4iHfc"3
w   ^££^££&^££:^'  #::
\M/    For   Information    \^
iijiiir    -write to either ot the following gentlemen;    it/iij
■■ 5Jg E TAYLOR 53^
vlWlj Manager Hudson's  B»y  Company. ViVviV J
J2JJ R. J. HUTCH1NGS ^JE
'!:?jf   , Member Board of Trade and  City   W.W  •
W\kt Council WW
i*M A, P. HORSMAN Wft
W^if Manager   Calgary   Hardware   Co.   Ij^W
# ^V.      CALGARY,N.W.T.,CANADA        (£ i|jf-
:w    '^3a*»M«3MP*    H

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