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Dawson Trail Journal Cover

Date: 1911
Description: The brown leather cover of a journal compiled by Howard Greene. It is stamped in gold with the title "The Gang on the Dawson Trail, 1911." The actual Daws...
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Dawson Pine

Date: 1911
Description: A view of a Norway Pine. This type of pine tree was used by Native Americans to mark portages and trails, and later by the Dawson Route to mark the boundar...
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Bill Marr

Date: 1911
Description: Bill Marr standing on the shore of the river next to canoes. He is holding a tobacco pipe.
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Railroad Tracks and Water Tank

Date: 1911
Description: A view down railroad tracks toward a water tank. Lake Windigoostigwan is on the left.
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Rain Gear

Date: 1911
Description: A young man wearing rain gear standing by a canoe and boxes of supplies.
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Boy with Canoe

Date: 1911
Description: Howard T. Greene standing by a canoe preparing to launch.
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Bill Marr

Date: 1911
Description: View looking back at Bill Marr sitting in a canoe, paddling along the river.
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Drying Blankets

Date: 1911
Description: From L-R: Howard T. Greene, Bill Marr, and Doc Copeland holding a blanket over a campfire to dry it. The shoreline is on the right.
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Relaxing in a Canoe

Date: 1911
Description: View across water towards one of The Gang reclining in a canoe on the water. His hat is pulled over his eyes and a fishing pole is propped up in the front...
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French River

Date: 1911
Description: A view from the water of the French River and the tree-lined shorelines. There is a man in a canoe further down the river on the right.
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Dam Ruins

Date: 1911
Description: The wreckage of an old dam on the French River.
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Portage Trail

Date: July 26 1911
Description: A view of a portage trail through the woods. The path is an old wagon road and is overgrown with plants.
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Resting On the Trail

Date: July 26 1911
Description: The Gang stopping on the portage trail to rest. Doc Copeland is in the foreground with a dog, (possibly Diadem) and Clay Judson is on the left.
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Bivouac Camp

Date: 1911
Description: The Gang's bivouac camp near French Lake on the edge of the forest.
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Lunch by the Lake

Date: July 27 1911
Description: The Gang eating their lunch by French Lake. Their canoes are pulled up on the shoreline.
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Island Camp

Date: 1911
Description: A view across Pickerel Lake of The Gang's camp on an island. There is a tent set up and smoke is wafting up from a campfire.
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Indian Cache

Date: 1911
Description: A birch bark Indian cache weighted down with stones. There is rolled birch bark protruding from beneath it.
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Gathering Blueberries

Date: 1911
Description: The boys gathering wild blueberries in the woods.
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Dining by Pickerel Lake

Date: 1911
Description: Two of The Gang eating a meal on the shore of Lake Pickerel. One of them is sitting on a large rock. There is a dog standing between rocks on the right.
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Carl in a Canoe

Date: 1911
Description: Young Carl paddling his canoe on the water. A tree-lined shore is in the background.

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