Should I Take My Family?

If the members of your family are young and vigorous, and you have enough cash in hand to support them and yourself for six months, you should consider taking them along. Be sure, however, that you have adequate funds to support them for at least six months.

Males in Alaska at the last census outnumbered females 146 to 100. Unattached girls are scarce, and the competition is fierce.

From EM 20: What Has Alaska to Offer Postwar Pioneers? (1944)