Murray Morgan

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After a few more years in and out of Alaska, Hegg went back to Bellingham, Washington, where he lived and worked until he was eighty-six. At this point he closed up his studio and went to live with a son in San Diego. He died two years later, in 1955. Like most stampeders, Hegg never got rich. But unlike the majority of them, he brought something of lasting value out of the Klondike—his photographic record of the North’s fabulous gold rush.

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August 1967

How a bunch of the boys—and some of the girls, too—slogged up to the gold diggings in the Yukon; and how Hegg the photographer joined in the scramble, leaving a record of one of the most rugged adventures of modern times.