I have been doing some reading on many of the early hunters in Alaska history.
One person who I would like to find out more about is Alaska Nellie.
I am wondering if anybody knows what she hunted with.
Nellie Neal is found all over the Internet but not much information on where she shot her sheep. She beat out Eleanor O'Connor and Rita Oney with the largest dall sheep shot by a woman. She shot it during her time on the Kenai and for Seven years it would have been the world record. It was shot in 1917 and presently is # 23 in the BC Records. It scored 180 (39 1/4 X40 3/4) bases.(14 3/4 x15 1/4). You have to think how much it shrank because I don't think it was entered until the 50s. She had a museum in a place called Grandview which is out of Seward. She also ran a roadhouse in Curry, Alaska which is present day Talkeetna. She was featured in Life magazine and had a documentary about her. There is a book called Alaska Nellie about her life and she was quite a character.
I have been busy looking at old pictures on Vilda during break. I have talked with many older timers as well so it has been good.
I am just wondering if you folks have any other sources on her.