It’s a snow day!



Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something.

Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary

(Last words, 1923)

Too good to be true


Two of the three Scottish Scouse brothers were digging a shaft on Claim Number Fifteen on Eldorado Creek, when one bucket came up that was not like the others. This time, the gravel and sand sparkled with nuggets and fine gold dust.

Bill called to his brother down the shaft, “What in hell do you think you sent up, the Bank of England?”


Klondikers and supplies at the Scales, foot of Chilkoot Pass, Alaska, 1897.


1898: The High Street of the gold mining town, Dawson City, in Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush. Photo by Henry Guttmann.