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Ho, The Klondike: Portsmouth New Hampshire’s Failed Quest for Gold in 1898

Between the years 1896 and 1899 an estimated 100,000 prospectors headed to Alaska following a gold discovery there. Some Portsmouth New Hampshire men were part of that stampede of prospectors hoping to return home wealthy. Only an estimated 4,000 of … Continue reading

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Litchfield New Hampshire Gold Prospector, Adventurer, and Father of Alaska: Leroy Napoleon "Jack" McQuesten (1836-1900)

Leroy Napoleon McQuesten, (but usually called Jack) was born on a New Hampshire farm in Litchfield. 

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Wonalancet New Hampshire Chinook Breeder, Dog Trainer, and Antarctica Dog Driver – Arthur Treadwell Walden (1871-1947)

Arthur Treadwell Walden, the son of a famous Episcopal preacher, was born in Indiana in 1871.

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