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Geology of the central Copper River region, Alaska

Professional Paper 41

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It is an interesting evidence of the .prompt responsiveness of our governmental organization to popular needs that the year 1898, which saw the first rush of argonauts to Alaska as a result of the discovery of the Klondike in 1986, saw also several well-equipped Federal parties at work in the Territory, mapping its great waterways and mountain ranges, investigating the feasible means of transportation within it, laying out routes for future lines of communication, and studying the mineral resources and the plant and animal life. It is true that before that year, in which the general attention of the world was fixed upon our heretofore lightly regarded northern province, fur traders, adventurous travelers, and hardy prospectors had made little-heralded journeys through the interior, and that one or another of the governmental departments had had representatives on special errands within its borders, but the amount of private and public energy expended there in 1898 probably exceeded that of any ten previous years.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geology of the central Copper River region, Alaska
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
41
Year Published:
1905
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
Report: 133 p.; 3 Plates
Country:
United States
State:
Alaska
Other Geospatial:
Copper River Region