The discovery of gold spawned the need for a primitive trail, some 360 miles long, through a completely northern wilderness. This great trail would lead into the very heart of Alaska. It would be built under extreme conditions and would be traveled under these same conditions by tough, hardy people. As “The Trail” continued to be improved, it became the catalyst for helping to develop the great Interior of Alaska, by connecting Valdez on the coast to Fairbanks in the Tanana Valley. “The Trail” would eventually become the Richardson Highway of today. There will never be a time filled with more adventures and stories than those found along “The Trail”. A few of these adventures, and the historical facts surrounding them, are chronicled in this book. Hundreds of historical photographs, and maps and tables.