1899 – Cannibalism in Alaska

The Library of Congress newspaper collection has some very interesting stories. I was looking for information on Roger Provost and found another story to read and post in my blog.

“Cannibalism in Alaska”

Here is what the web page looks like:

1899 - Lost in Klondike - Provost 0000

Here is close up of the web page:

1899 - Lost in Klondike - Provost 000

Sample of the story:

1899 - Lost in Klondike - Provost 001

You can read the whole story at the web site: Cannibalism in Alaska

June 23, 1899

Cannibalism in Alaska
Three Men Lose Their Way and Die of Starvation
Body of One Partly Eaten by the others.

Circle City, Alaska, May 29
via San Francisco, June 19 –

A story of possible
cannibalism on the Yukon trail has
just reached here…

The semi-weekly messenger. volume (Wilmington, N.C.),
23 June 1899.

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Link to the web page:

Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

2 thoughts on “1899 – Cannibalism in Alaska

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    1. The pictures I put on the blog are ref only. The link should get you to the article. Let me know if you can read the link. If not then I have to rethink how I put up the stories. I think they used this story as background to make a movie.

      Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

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