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Barley, H.C.

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Harrie C. Barley was hired as company photographer for the White Pass and Yukon Route in the spring of 1898. For two years he documented the construction and early operation of the 110-mile narrow gauge railway which ran from Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon. Barley was originally from Denver, Colorado but after coming north, he made Skagway his home. Barley was known for his daring, often risking his life to get the perfect photograph of the construction of the railway. His first photograph studio in Skagway was maintained on Fourth Avenue between Broadway and Spring Street. Later it was moved to the corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue. A log cabin on the outskirts of Skagway may have been his primary residence. He served for a brief period on the Skagway City Council and was a member of the Skagway Elks Lodge. Harrie C. Barley died at his home in San Francisco on November 22, 1909. He was survived by his wife and a daughter.

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  H.C. Barley fonds (Fonds)
  Photograph of the Carcross train station (si)


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