I'd no intention of confrontation, but with at least twelve savages ahead of me caution was needed. In the brush well back from the ford I took a position that gave vantage to the crossing. I saw no one but waited, listening. I heard no birds and took alarm at this. I waited longer, just watching and listening. To my left there was suddenly a crashing through the brush. I turned to see both Indian women captives, still naked, running right at me then right past me. That they saw me I was sure. I could have reached out and touched either of them. As they passed my eyes followed them, but another crash through the brush brought me back around to the direction they came from just in time to see one of their Iroquois captors running after them, right at me. He was not ten feet from me at a dead run and he saw me. His stone ax he lifted and such a scream I've never heard. I stood up, my walking spear in my right hand. The point of the spear I raised up, the rear I braced with my foot
"Livengood" documents the origins and history of Livengood, Alaska. With the discovery of gold in 1914, people from all parts of the country rushed to the area known as Alaska's last stampede. The book describes what it was like living in a mining camp, and highlights major events in the town's history. 100 photos.
The Hess Creek Dam is a combination hydraulic fill and rolled earth fill structure containing about 479,000 cu yd of earth fill. A steel sheet pile cutoff wall runs along the base centerline. A 48-in.-diam metal pipe outlet with control gate was installed through the embankment at one end and a spillway 1300 ft long and 100 ft wide was built to accommodate flood flow. The performance and present condition of the dam suggest that construction of earth fill embankments on permafrost is feasible and practical. The embankment appears to have had little or no detrimental effect on the underlying permafrost. The refrigeration system installed at the base of the embankment seems to have accomplished its purpose of refreezing foundation soil thawed during the summer construction period. (Author).