Henry Hayes Perkins FRGS: Adventure-Traveler Extraordinaire

A “working man’s” perspective on inequality, life, politics, and travel in the early 1900s

Travels of Hayes Perkins 1893–1914. Map courtesy John Martin from Hayes Here and There

Story by David A. Laws

Wanna buy a boat?” called the bewhiskered leader of a group of men hauling a battered rowboat up the Yukon River bank near Fort Gibbon, Alaska in 1908.




Bay Area Travel Writers tell stories through media, old and new — newspapers, magazines, broadcasts, blogs, videos, books, and online publications.

Recommended from Medium

Jacopo Tissi, the etoile who escaped from Moscow, at the Teatro alla Scala

Whitewashing Hoodoo: The Appropriation of Black Heritage for Profit

Download In *PDF Airplanes of the Second World War

The Federal Government: Legitimizing and Driving the Success of the Civil Rights Movement

Shavian (1/3): origins

Tipping Points

OTD in history… July 5, 1775, Second Continental Congress adopts Olive Branch Petition last appeal…

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
David A. Laws

David A. Laws

I photograph and write about Gardens, Nature, Travel, and the history of Silicon Valley from my home on the Monterey Peninsula in California.

More from Medium

Georgia Hesse, Beloved Travel Writer & Editor, is Honored in Special March Issue of the BATW Online…

6 Springsteen Songs to Teach: “The Ghost of Tom Joad” and “Youngstown”

Boozy Broiled Grapefruit

The Amazing Life of George Liele, One of the First Missionaries