National Geographic : 1933 Jul
Photograph byCapt. Collingwood Ingram DURING GOLD-RUSH DAYS WRANGELL WAS THE OUTFITTING AND STARTING POINTPOR MANY APROSPECTOR The town lies near the mouth of the Stikine River. It was founded by the Russians in 1834 and named forthethen governor ofAlaska. A short distance to the south is a long-established and important Indian settlement. Cruise steamers stophere ontheir journey between Seattle and the cities farther north.