A woman walking from New York to Alaska near home and trying to return to Russia

If you live in a place away from home where your parents are located, you may suffer from differences in the environment, sometimes do not match with surrounding people, and it may take homesickness. There are many people who have decided to go home homesick and finally return to their hometown, but one woman who has migrated from Russia to New York in the USA walks to the vicinity of Alaska because there is no transportation fee I tried to go back to Russia by boat from Russia.

Lillian Alling, the Woman So Homesick She Walked From New York to Alaska | Mental Floss

Lillian Alling - Wikipedia

A woman, Lilian Arling, who tried to return home from New York on foot to Russia in his hometown, came to New York in 1925. The reason why Mr. Arling moved to the United States is not clear. Mr. Arling who was 25 years old at the time was influenced by the introverted personality, I feel lonely in New York and it seems that the surrounding people looked like elitism overlooking foreigners.

I do not know the timing when Mr. Arling's journey began in detail, but departed New York from the end of 1926 to the beginning of 1927. First we moved to Buffalo, New York, located at the eastern end of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes. This is about 560 km.

Once from Buffalo, through Canada, through the north side of Erie Lake to Chicago. This is about 820 km.

From Chicago via Minneapolis, I went to Canada again and headed for Winnipeg. It is about 1370 km this time.

Some wearing clothes of maddens and wearing shoes for men and having iron pipes for defense in their hands are strange, some people worried about Mr. Arling and made a voice, but heard Every time it is said that Mr. Arling said "I am going to Siberia".

Next, Mr. Arling's sighting information is located in the town of Ashcroft in British Columbia. It is approximately 2140 km away from Winnipeg. As it was witnessed "1927", Mr. Arling seems to cross the North American continent at the latest at the latest.

Ashcroft was the entrance of a route called "Yukon Telegraph Trail" which traversed British Columbia through Atlin and then 1600 km to Alaska via Dawson in the Yukon Territory.

A picture called "Wires in the Wilderness: The Story of the Yukon Telegraph" (Author: Bill Miller) has a picture of this trail route. On the upper left is the border between Alaska State (USA) and the Yukon Territory (Canada), along the border from the town of Eagle (Eagle) the bent path is continued to the lower right Aschroft (Achcroft).

As the name of "Telegraph Trail" was a trail route along the communication facility, Mr. Arling had a hut for a worker at a telecommunications facility inhabited every 30 km to 50 km. The existence of Mr. Arling became well known among workers, and that information was also entered into the telecommunications company.

J.A. Wyman, a police officer who received contact from the company arrested Mr. Arling for traveling wanderers, thinking that going to Russia is not realistic, but thinking it is better to stop thinking from a safety standpoint. After the trial, Mr. Arling was to be put in prison in Vancouver. Mr. Wingman's wish to return to Russia seems to be hard enough to worry that Mr. Wyman will regain its physical strength and start walking again by putting him in prison rather than Mr. Arling's mental state .

Mr. Arling originated in the summer of 1928 and starts walking again on foot as worry of Wyman. About this time around Mr. Arling was talked about in newspapers etc, people in the city which was planned to pass through was looking forward to Mr. Arling. Also, among the local people I proposed to go to Haringhike instead of walking to Mr. Arling, but there are still stories that Mr. Arling refused.

It was impossible for a judge to stop Mr. Arling and promise to rest using a hut in line with the "Yukon Telegraph Trail". Mr. Arling, who was released in the spring of 1928, is Kitakami again using the trail route. On the way, Mr. Aling said he received promises with the judge, received warm rice from clerks, change clothes, dogs as a travel companion.

Ultimately, we reached Dawson, a town quite close to Alaska in the Yukon Territory. It seems that many people were waiting for Arling's arrival at Dawson. The distance from Vancouver to Dawson is about 3000 km. In the route search of Google Maps, the route of the trail itself via "Telegraph Creek" or "Atlin" could not be retrieved.

Mr. Arling, who arrived at Dawson, worked as a waitress at the restaurant and saved money, and purchased secondhand boats. He repaired the boat himself, and when he got warmer he said that he left for the Alaska from the Yukon River. Alling's footsteps are confirmed up to the town of North Coast of Alaska, Nome.

Later, in 1929, Mr. Arling's boat was found along the coast of the Bering Strait, but it is not clearly known whether Mr. Aling was able to return home safely or another.

However, in 1972 I wrote about Arling's tripTrue West MagazineFrancis Dickey who wrote to me got interesting news from Arthur Elmor of the reader shortly afterwards. The news is that Mr. Elmore said in 1965YakutskIt was about the story of a friend who met by chance when visiting. A town that faced the Bering Sea in 1930 ·ProvideniyaThis friend who lived in Mr. Elmore talked about a woman who was wearing clattering clothes at the time along the coast of the Bering Strait. A man of authorities investigated this suspicious woman, the woman said, "I traveled to go home to go home as it was treated as a heretic in America, I walked a tremendous distance, but I finally attained it" .

It is unknown what happened to this woman after all, there is no evidence that this woman is Mr. Aring in the first place, if Mr. Arling who finally reached the Bering Strait from New York after overcoming many difficulties, the Bering Strait Even if you reach the Providence of the mainland beyond it, I do not think there is any wonder.

By the way, of Mr. Arling 's journey, it is approximately 7450 km from New York to Dawson in the Yukon Territory. It will take 1525 hours (over 63 days) without breaks.

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