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Fredrich Schwatka
[Fredrich Schwatka]
September 29, 1849 - Novembr 2, 1892
USA Army 1st Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka explored the Yukon and Alaska, descending the Alaska River to its mouth, He published newspaper and magazine accounts of his trip and also a book in 1885, Along Alaska’s Great River. Schwatka Lake, Yukon, is named in his honour.
Sponsored by the American Geographical Society, Schwatka’s 1878-80 sledge journey of almost 3,000 miles to locate the Franklin expedition records was detailed in William H. Gilder’s 1881 Schwatka’s search: sledging in the Arctic in quest of the Franklin records.
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St. John’s Lodge No. 37, Yreka, California (now extinct)

Source: Denslow.vol. iv (1961)
Image: Detail The Illustrated London News c. 1860.

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