Sunday, March 11, 2018

"In the Wonderland of the Northwest"

"In the Wonderland of the Northwest"Published in the Chelan Leader - Jan. 27, 1899

Below are two scanned pages documenting a horseback trip from the head of Lake Chelan to Horseshoe Basin in 1898. 

Paragraph three provides a brief account of the author's (anonymous) visit to the Field Hotel and meeting Mr. and Mrs. Field. The author's party rented horses from the Fields for the trip up-valley. 

You'll have to use the + key to enlarge the scanned writing. Hopefully, the keyboard's little plus sign will do its job and you'll be able to read the author's grandiose descriptions of the North Cascades and Horseshoe Basin. 

Horseshoe Basin

"... from the descriptions, we recognize the far-famed Horseshoe Basin, the special object of our quest."