Daniel Cadzow


In 1907 Wada moved from Dawson to Herschel Island, with 6 dogs and a dog sled. The route brought Wada also to Rampart House. This was an old trading post run by independent trader Daniel Cadzow. The small settlement located at the Yukon-Alaska border, was a crossroad of people of different ways of life. After a winter on Herschel Island, Wada made a 1,600 mile solitary trip back to Dawson by dog sled. During grouse hunting the sun and snow blinded his eyes. When Wada arrived at Rampart House, his eyes were dripping wet from snow-blindness, which Cadzow mistook for tears of joy for a safe arrival, and Cadzow started to weep as well.

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