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Cabin on Milton McCloskey's ranch. Up Animas Valley, Durango, Colo. Sept. 1892, F.E.D.M.; Animas City, 1892, "Up the Valley from Durango"; Milton's Bachelor's Hall at Animas City (before the R.R. built Durango and ruined Animas); Mountain cabin, a few miles from Durango, vacation view, Mabel McCloskey, Downs hidden by armful of flowers, Fan Barbour, Reese McCloskey.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Front Street; Boat hotel in Snake River. Taken at Nome, midnight June 21, 1900; Ships before Nome. There is no harbor, all supplies coming ashore on lighters. 1 to 1½  miles out; Beach and sea.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Looking down Snake River from Nome. Boat hotel; Looking up Snake River; Looking across Snake River to "Spit". Nome this side; Looking east down Snake River, "Spit" on the right.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Esquimaux kids watching bags of flour; Esquimaux skin-boats pushing off from shore; Esquimaux skin-boat. Contrast with ships in distance; Esquimaux skin-boat; Esquimaux kids at play.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Barge "Skookum" beached by Sept. storm. The Skookum carried one and one half million feet of lumber, over six hundred head of livestock, and a lot of passengers, to Nome; In front of Nome, after storm. Skookum in distance. Sept. 1900; Rear of Front Street, Nome after Sept. storm of 1900, the same lighter, on beach, appears in these three pictures (?); Remains of gasolene plant, Sept. 1900.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Front Street, after storm, where houses were carried across street by surf; Wrecks in front of Nome; Pumping plant, before and after storm; Frank's camp near windmill.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Transportation, pack horses; Beach scene, dog team. Another method of transportation; Expressman. Frank's camp, distant mountain; Man-power, dog team.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Torn up by miners; Gasolene plant, made money. Beach before washing; Carrying sand to partner, who is rocking; All the comforts of home.
Mr. Buckingham with Eph's wife, Elsie Downs, and two children, at Sutter, 1900; Uncle Rob's "Oneida" gold mine, Sutter, Cal., 1900; Same mine; Same, Frank descended 2000 feet into this mine.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Wrecks of steamer and dredge building on beach, when crushed together by September storm; After Sept. storm, lumber, boats, small tents, "cold feet"; Remains of a plant after a bout with Bering Sea; This schooner driven ashore, lumber piles, etc.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Dutch Harbor (?), men near boulder, at right; Olympia approaching Nome, the disembarking; Unloading on beach at Nome. Loaded lighter in distance; Crowded to water's edge.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: On the Spit, after storm, smaller wreck protected by larger; This schooner was driven ashore, June 1900. Also smaller boats at right. Note guy ropes to shore, June storm 1900; Lighter washed up by storm. Wrecked lumber pile; tug cast ashore in Sept. storm. The lighter coming in is the only one that outrode gale, being held by anchored steamer, three miles out. About 100 lighters got away.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Cemetery at Nome. Two men digging grave. Found ice at 10 inches below surface; Anvil Rock, from which Anvil Creek was named. The Anvil is perhaps 20 ft. high, 15 ft. wide, 30 ft. long; Near Discovery Claim, looking south-west. Placer Claim, No. 1, Anvil Creek, 6 miles from Nome. Where gold was first discovered. Rich Claim, noted.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Unloading on beach; Unloading on beach; Frank's first camp, with Frank at left of crowd in middle distance. Waiting for supplies. Miner "panning" in front.  Tent, stove, box, etc. Camp going up; "We" & Idaho men.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: The old world from the new; Bering Sea and Siberia, from Nome, Alaska; Across Bering Sea on an especially clear day, Siberia can be faintly seen (once or twice during summer); Effects of storm, "cold feet", going home, boarding of lighter for ship, Sept. 1900; "I'll leave my happy Nome for you".
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Nearest smoke is Frank's camp; Frank's camp, large tent 34 ft. long, "Tired" miner with shovel and pan at company's well, on tundra; Frank's camp; Frank's camp and sluice; Frank's sluice, looking toward sand.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Sod house, edge of tundra near Nome; Plants on beach, long pipe, engine; Wave; Two women miners on beach at Nome, Summer 1900. One in pit shovelling.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Dog team; Dog team; Push-cart for transporting the "ruby sand".  Man "rocking" on beach. Distant Mts, tents; Transportation. Only engine (locomotive) at Nome, Summer, 1900.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Dutch Harbor, taken from old Russian military cemetery looking north to two settlements, one back of hills.  Large flat-bottomed boat being built for Yukon River; Dutch Harbor; Dutch Harbor. Olympia and other ships taking water and supplies. Olympia could not get through ice 600 miles north and had to put back here for water; Dutch Harbor (?) view.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Front Street, Nome.  Parallel with beach and 2 or 3 miles long; Midnight. June 21, 1900. Nome street; Street scene - Front; Nome mud. After the thaw began horses would sink to the body in mud. Shows beginning of plank road, 1900.
Durango, Col., Fall 1900: Frank with Downs McCloskey, Mabel. Third Avenue; Durango, Mabel's sitting room, 1900; Mabel's dining room; Mable in her sitting room, Reese holding Downs.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: For theft of this totem pole the Seattle govt. had to pay over $5000.00 damage to the Natives, totem pole; Seattle looking toward Puget Sound. Land in distance is peninsula between sound and ocean, showing wharf from which Frank sailed on Olympia to Nome - May 23, 1900; Seattle Harbor, as above; Distant boat starting for Nome. Frank's boat, the Olympia, near pier.
Pagosa Hot Springs, 45 ft by 75 ft. Largest boiling springs in world. Steam shows; Tame cinnamon bear enjoys hot water at Pagosa; A ghost; In the plunge at Pagosa, in the dense steam, taken by flashlight, three people (Mabel, Downs, Nettie)
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Reflections in mud, Front St.; Nome street, Front; Temporary barracks; Another view of barracks.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Boat in trough of sea. Olympia's hold; Ice floating in Behring Sea; Iceberg; Deck of Olympia
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Beach torn up by miners, 4 miles from Nome; "One of the patent machines"; Two men who made thousands with their plant; Sluice,"There were others".
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Sluice; Boats and dredge building on beach. Washed away by Sept. storm; Hand machine for washing sand; Esquimaux.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Seattle, looking toward harbor and wharves; Seattle, combination car; Seattle, cable [bob car] for up hill; Seattle, car starting up grade.
Durango, 1900: Downs and Percy. "Cause we love each other so"; Downs and Percy in McCloskey's back yard, sand pile, "Capt. Kidd", a relic, hanging from fence; Pagosa, Colorado, 1900: Near Pagosa Hot Springs, the white is a mineral crust. Below Downs' feet is boiling water. Misty look is steam. Nettie, Reese, Mabel, Downs, Frank.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Pomeroy, Muzzy, Friedel, Buckingham, Downs.  On the Olympia, Behring Sea. May 1900; Horses on the Olympia; Same old crowd; A wave. Cattle on the Olympia.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Esquimaux camp, Buckingham on right, note open mouth near left; Same group, man with fish; Esquimaux woman hustling child so it will not be photographed (superstitious). Fish drying on poles in the rear; Esquimaux camp.
Same. Cabin door, Downs with his flowers, back of tree stump; Stream near cabin coming from a gulch. Downs taking a drink of Adam's Ale. Fan standing, Mabel at right, Reese between; Downs, "Good night"; "Good morning".
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Frank's sluice looking toward sea; Tent and logs, windmill etc. Frank was near here; Interior of camp, looking East toward bunks of Friedel, Muzzy, and Pomeroy; Interior of camp looking West, toward Buckingham and Downs' cots. Frank's home-made bread just from oven, on table.
Geyser Springs Ranch, Stanley, hound, Miss Rush (Lucy); Dolph Shattuck and his pony in the backyard of Downs' ranch, Dark Cañon Farm, Guadaloupe Mts., New Mex.; At the McLenathen's home, New Mex. Tom McL. on horse, Rob Love at head, Mrs. McLenathen on right, "Marie" on steps; At Geyser Springs - Miss Rush, Mrs. Rush, waterwheel, firing from hammock, New Mexico 1898.
We three" Mules, Kit and Pete. Downs ranch, Guadaloupe Mts., New Mexico; Horses ridden and driven by Frank Downs in Guadaloupe Mts., New Mexico for many years. And others, Pete, Don, Star, Kit; Horses in corral at Frank's farm. House and stone chimney at top left; Rush boy (Stanley), burros, note size, as compared with boy, Geyser Spring Ranch.
[Photographs from Frank Teeter, Durango, Colorado]: The courting. The girl is called a "Cyotta"; Cherubs; "Poe-wan-ne-missie"; Matador's thrust of sword, killing the bull. From Frank Downs.
Catilda Downs; Barbados passport 2
Letter to Henry S. Downs [New York]
Letter to Lieut. Downs, Royal Navy, Supt.on armed ordnance storeship Juliana [off Charleston]
Letter to Lieut. Downs, Royal Navy, Supt.on armed ordnance storeship Juliana [off Charleston]
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Bergs; Bergs; Dutch Harbor, Aleutian Islands, Wake of ship leaving harbor; Bergs.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Frank's camp; "Gopher" beach - beach washed rough by miners; Cemetery near Nome. See cross on horizon. Ice 10 inches below surface in summer; Sod houses near edge of tundra.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: One armed miner pumping while others carry sand and throw into machine. Before Sept. storm; Long wave on smooth sand; Plant on rails to draw up sand from the sea; Three miles from Nome.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Looking across Snake River to Anvil Mts.; "In line" at temporary post office waiting for the mail. The trench at right holds wooden pipe being laid (1900) for Nome waterworks; Street in Nome. Dog team; Front Street, Nome. "Lawyer Green" and office in foreground. "Freshly picked bananas". Small boy.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Discovery Claim, Anvil Mt. in distance; Tundra, Lake on tundra. Taken from beach, 4 miles from Nome; One method of transportation. Buckingham starting on a a prospecting tour; Large machine on wheels, destroyed by storm. Dredging plant, goods covered by tent-cloth. Tents. Another method of transportation, this plant cost $50,000, cleaned up 24[?]
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Hospital, church; Beach swept clean. The great storm - Sept. 12, 1900. A wave striking Frank's tent on the beach tipped it over, sending stove and everything across floor. Being partly prepared, they carried (between the highest waves) tent and all, up on to the tundra. After the storm, Buckingham and Pomeroy putting up temporary tent for Pomeroy to live in. Others were going by first boat. Remains of Frank's plant at extreme left; Remains of Frank's plant. All but Buckingham in picture. Trying to get the suction pipe. Engine and pump in foreground. 1600 - boiler gone out into Bering Sea; The Sequoia, Puget Sound, Came ashore in September storm - upright, with all sails set. Cannot be floated, with profit.
Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: "So say we all" Taking lighter for return boat, the Ohio; Likewise; Horses on lighter, returning to ship; In "God's Country" once more.
Head of Sacremento River, California, R.R. on right; The "Shasta Water Company" 1900. Falls at Mt. Shasta, California, spring house on right; At home of R.C. Downs, Sutter Creek, California, Oct. 1900, Uncle Rob a "forty-niner"; Buckingham, Fred, Aunt Gertrude, Uncle Rob, Eph., Elsie, Frank.
Downs and Percy Rider, Durango, 1900: Downs McCloskey, Fall of 1900; Percy is Downs' most intimate friend, Going to Sunday school; After Sunday school: Downs and Percy; Downs and Percy.
Pagosa, from distance. Colorado, Fall of 1900; Pagosa, bath houses etc., Downs; Pagosa, Downs; Frank and Nettie at Pagosa, Colorado, 1900, Fall.
Dick and Frank at Hot Springs, Arkansas, Army and Navy hospital. 1898; Government bandstand of stone on the hill, Dick Smith, Frank Downs, 1898, at Hot Springs, Arkansas; Bird's eye view of Geyser Springs Ranch; Wardman's residence, near McLenethan's, at La Huerta Eddy, N.M.
Letter to Lieut. Downs, Royal Navy, Supt.on armed ordnance storeship Juliana [off Charleston]
Letter to Lieut. Downs, Royal Navy, Supt.on armed ordnance storeship Juliana [off Charleston]