Huskies on the White Pass Trail

Another entry from Jessop’s diary talked about the sled dogs in 1897 on the White Pass Trail:

“A team of huskies (esquimeau dogs) were on the trail. They differ from the domestic dog. They do not make friends or play among themselves. They have an intelligent look, wide between the eyes, prick ears, have a furry or woolly coat, are very tractable and great little pullers. I think they cost about forty dollars each. When their drivers would call out “Musho” they would make an extra effort as Musho meant Food.”

Seen above is a dog team at Ruby, Alaska in 1916.