Idaho Daily Statesman Boise, Idaho

February 12, 1899


Spokane, Wash., Feb. 11 Reports received today from Florence, Idaho, state that Klondike weather has struck that isolated camp.  The thermometers were not graded low enough by one and one-half inches to indicate the temperature, but the grading down showed approximately 62 to 65 degrees below zero.

Florence is a famous old placer camp of the early 60s, and has come into renewed prominence since the recent gold discoveries on Buffalo Hump.

A raw-hide train of three men and seven horses left Florence for the Hump.  It was the first trip with horses, but the trail will probably be kept open from now on.  The horses have snowshoes fitted to their feet and travel on them very successfully.  The snow is about six feet deep.






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