National Geographic : 1924 Dec
WITH AN EXILE IN ARCTIC SIBERIA 701 THE "WATER WAGON" IN YAKUTSK Yakutsk is the chief commercial emporium for the whole of eastern Siberia and is the great fur market of the north. Its streets are singular in appearance, in that the spaces intervening between the European houses are occupied by the winter tents of the nomads. Yakutsk suffers from frequent floods and is therefore unhealthy. A IOME IN TIIE VERKIIOYANSK DISTRICT This photograph shows the tent of the elder of Borogon township. The city of Verkhoy ansk has only 73 days a year without snow, yet barley sometimes ripens here and vegetable growing is carried on in a small way. It was formerly an exile station. The woman of the group stopped puffing her pipe long enough to pose for her picture.