Whitaker, William L.

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1836
Death 1925

Biographical notes:

William L. Whitaker came to Alaska during the Klondike gold rush of 1898. During one summer of prospecting, he traveled from Seattle to Wrangell by boat, up the Stikine River to Dease Lake, then down the Dease River to the Liard River, and up the Liard. He returned by the same route in the fall and spent the winter in Juneau. The following spring he went to Skagway and over the Chilkoot Pass. He eventually returned to Seattle by boat.

From the description of William L. Whitaker photograph collection, ca. 1899-1902. [graphic]. (Alaska State Library). WorldCat record id: 50924210

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Subjects:

  • Dairy farms--History--Photographs
  • Prospecting--History--Photographs

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Chilkoot Trail (as recorded)
  • Alaska, Southeast (as recorded)
  • Dease Lake (B.C. : Lake) (as recorded)
  • Lynn Canal (Alaska) (as recorded)
  • Stikine River (B.C. and Alaska) (as recorded)
  • Kupreanof Island (Alaska) (as recorded)
  • Juneau (Alaska) (as recorded)
  • Treadwell (Alaska) (as recorded)
  • White Pass (B.C.) (as recorded)
  • Skagway (Alaska) (as recorded)
  • Dyea (Alaska) (as recorded)
  • Fort Wrangel (Alaska) (as recorded)