Alling Lillian (w1636)

Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: Estonia
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: North America-America del Nord-Amérique du Nord, Russia
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q6548079
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Bloom A., Away, Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008. Rutstrum C., The new way of the wilderness: the classic guide to survival in the wild, University of Minnesota Press, 2000

In the summer of 1927, Lillian Alling, a young Russian immigrant, homesick and compelled to perform menial tasks for a living in New York, made up her mind to go back to her homeland in Europe. Because she had no money for transportation, she decided to hike back to her native country. She tramped to Chicago, to Minneapolis, to Winnipeg, refusing all invitations to ride. She was next seen on the Yukon Telegraph Trail in the northern part of British Columbia, Canada, a small pack on her back and a length of iron pipe in her hand for protection, heading towards Alaska. The provincial police at Hazelton prevented her from making a winter journey through the Canadian wilds, but they were able to detain her only until spring.

Starting out again, she hiked along the Telegraph Trail, over the wild mountain passes, finally reaching Dawson where she worked as a cook, purchased and repaired an old boat, and in the spring of 1929, launched it into the waters of the Yukon River right behind the outgoing ice reaching a point east of the Seward Peninsula. She abandoned the boat for overland travel, reaching Nome and later Bering Strait. She was last heard bartering with the Eskimos for boat passage across the Strait to Asia.

Rutstrum C., The new way of the wilderness: the classic guide to survival in the wild, University of Minnesota Press, 2000

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