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ANGEL OF THE YUKON

MISS EMILY MORGAN

“Red Cross Public Health Nurse’s first-hand

account of the famous and dramatic race

against time–

‘CARRYING THE SERUM TO NOME’.

Folks, as many of you know, I look in old basements, hot attics, musty rooms searching for rarely read and seldom seen stories and pictures of old Western Americana. Here is “Angel of the Yukon,†by Charlotte M. Offen. In the introduction, the author says that “In late January 1925, Nome, Alaska was stricken with an epidemic of diphtheria, often referred to as Black Death. Practically all the civilized world watched and waited through five anxious days as a lone doctor and four nurses, together with the entire population of 1,429 folks, some 455 of which were Eskimos and half-breeds, worked and prayed for the arrival of an antitoxin which was being brought in by men and dog teams.†What follows is the exclusive story of Miss Emily Morgan, Red Cross Public Health Nurse and her experience during that frightful watch. She was the first to identify and provide nursing service to the first victims. The story documents the harrowing experiences of the crews of dog teams whose drivers were placed at strategic points along the route from Anchorage, at the Alaska Railroad Hospital where the serum was sent by train to Nenana, by dog-teams to Nome, l,000 miles away. While she waited the eight to nine days for the serum, this heroic Red Cross Nurse, for her service and devotion was later called the Angel of the Yukon.

During the period, the Angel recites her problems and questions concerning treatment during the incubation period until the quarantine was lifted. The story ends with this very humble statement on her part: “I felt I had played a minor role during those anxious days. The real heroes were the men and dogs who had risked their lives to bring in the antitoxin. I was but the privileged instrument in the hands of fate that administered precious life-saving serum and whatever fame has been attached to me, I have worn humbly.†This is another story of the American West that has been hidden too long. I have taken it off the shelf so that all can see the dedication and examples of the nurses, Red Cross, Sled Drivers and Dog Teams and the countless thousands of other Angels who served their fellow man as it was published in this old western magazine of many years ago..

This is highly sought after and hard to find.

Please read this. There were many a western story published – the common ones about cowboy and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones about the those that dedicated their lives to save their fellow man like this one are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out cause really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.

Here’s one of ‘em.

PURCHASER WILL RECEIVE A FREE SEARCH OF MY WEBSITE

WWW.GENEALOGYIMAGESOFHISTORY.COM

IF YOU SEE AN ITEM OF INTEREST ON MY WEBSITE, JUST EMAIL ME AND I WILL PLACE IT ON EBAY WITH A 10% DISCOUNT AND ALLOW YOU TO PURCHASE

WITH BUYITNOW!

Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western pioneers. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Humbly, I am trying to keep history alive because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.

This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.

I hope you appreciate the effort.


ANGEL OF THE YUKON

BY CHARLOTTE M. OFFEN

ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA 1925

ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: ALASKA

GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

BLACKJACK, Billie, Eskimo

BLACKJACK, Vivian, Eskimo victim

EVER READY, Lady of the Nome Red Light District

FAIR AND SQUARE, Lady of the Nome Red Light District

GEORGIA, Lady of the Nome Red Light District

KASSEN, Gunnar, Driver of Heroic Dog Team

LOMAN, Judge, in Nome, Alaska

MASON, Mr. and Mrs., Patients – wife died

MAYBELLE, Lady of the Nome Red Light District

MORGAN, Miss Emily, Angel of the Yukon *

OFFEN, Charlotte M., Author

OSCAR, King, Young Miner

POLLY MARIE, Lady of the Nome Red Light District

WELCH, Dr. Curtis, of Maynard-Columbus Hospital, Nome

WINTERS, Mr., Mining Company Official

PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Pict. 1: Miss Emily Morgan dressed for extremely cold weather at Nome, Alaska in 1924. *

Pict. 2: Miss Morgan’s graduation photo from the Ensworth Nurses Training School of St Joseph, Missouri, in 1908. *

Pict. 3: Miss Morgan gave an illustrated lecture for her church group in 1958, telling of her experiences as a nurse in Alaska. *

PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED:

Alaska Railroad Hospital

Anchorage, Alaska

Bering Sea

Black Death (Diphtheria Epidemic)

Ensworth Nurses Training School of St. Joseph, Missouri

Maynard-Columbus Hospital

Nome, Alaska

Point Barrow

Red Cross

Sand Spit

U. S. Public Health Service

Washington, D. C.

Wichita, Kansas

MISS EMILY MORGAN – RED CROSS

ANGEL OF THE YUKON

OLD YUKON MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.

My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in excellent condition, the cover is pristine and in vibrant color.

As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.

Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Postage. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,

Tom

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