In this frontier land there were notable men and notable women, but certainly we can not forget more furry characters.
A BEAR NAMED CARRIE NATION
The Spaces Between: pgs 21-24
Of all the characters that lived in early Seward perhaps the most unusual of all was that of the bear named Carrie Nation. Although at first reknown for his habit of licking clean empty kegs of beer, he earned his namesake and fame, and unfortunate fate, by destroying Porcupine Jim’s tavern.
BLOSSOM: SPEED DEMON OF THE NORTH
The Spaces Between: Pgs 151-156
Blossom was the amazing lead dog for ‘Al’ Chamberlain. Chamberlain and his team hauled freight and passengers north to outposts and villages in the far interior of Alaska. Blossom was renowned for his strength, speed, and peaceful disposition. The story ends with Chamberlain and Blossom leaving the Kenai as the railroad is completed and their services being rendered increasingly obsolete.
Photos: Provides a collection of primary source images of dog sleds in Seward