ANONYMOUS NEW YORK TOURIST. Alaska Travel Diary; 1931, 1935. .1 cu. ft.
The collection consists of a woman's travel diary from a luxury sightseeing trip taken to Alaska, from July 21 to September 15, 1931. The account begins in Hamburg, New York, and ends in Cleveland, Ohio. The trip was made by train, steamboat, steamship, and automobile. The traveler sailed aboard the S.S. Alameda, captained by Joseph Ramsauer, from Seattle to Skagway on the trip up the Inside Passage. Places in the United States and Canada visited, or traveled through, included the following: Toronto, Port McNicoll, Port Arthur, Winnipeg, Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Sicamous, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Point Alexander, Petersburg, Kake, Skagway, Lake Bennett, Whitehorse, Dawson, Circle City, Fort Yukon, Beaver, Rampart, Tanana, Nenana, Fairbanks, College, McKinley Park, Curry, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Seward, Valdez, Cordova, Juneau, Portland, Spokane, Yellowstone Park, Cody, St. Paul, Duluth, Buffalo, Detroit, and Cleveland. The diary also contains a few pages of entries from a summer 1935 trip to Brazil and the West Indies, including stops in Nassau, Bahamas, and Kingston, Jamaica.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2002.