Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Mule Pack Train
This is an interesting picture taken near Valdez, Alaska in the early 1900's. It shows a pack train associated with prospectors and mining working its way up the side of a snowy slope. One of the amazing things about the picture is that it appears that one man has a bicycle! Wow, it is hard to imagine a more useless piece of equipment, and I have to wonder who sold it to him.
Anyway, I really enjoyed reading people's comments yesterday about their first bicycles. For people like me who were born in the 1960's, getting that first bicycle was one of the most memorable events of our childhood. Today, I don't think it is much of a big deal any more.