Fairbanks Event – “Gold Rush Ice Train” by Chris Allan, Wed 1/15
|An 1897 drawing of George Glover’s “ice locomotive” choo-chooing its
way from Skagway to Dawson City. Originally designed to haul
logging sleds in the American Midwest, Glover’s invention was
supposed to haul 150 tons of food for starving miners in the Klondike,
50 Army soldiers to protect the cargo, and 200 private passengers.
The whole plan turned out to be a fraud and an embarrassment to the
McKinley administration. Courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Society.