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Alaska Gold Miners Source

Thought I'd share one of my sources regarding Black gold miners. All the following material is copyrighted property of the "Blacks In Alaska History Project." The left side has the name of the miner, the right has the location of the claim or the town the miner lived in. There is a link included for those needing further info.

"Blacks In Alaska History Project - The Blacks in Alaska History Project website contains lists of black gold miners and the men of the Company L 24th Infantry
Names of Blacks located during research for the centennial of the Gold Rush. Names were extracted from census records for 1900, post returns and newspaper articles.
Name Location of mining claims or home
"Alabama" - Dome Creek
Atherton, St. John - Klondike
Beall, W. C. - Nome
Bell, William - Fairbanks
Black Prince - Dawson City
Colgate, Dave - Dorothy Creek, Nome
Cooper, John - Gilmore Creek, Pedro Creek
Creecy, Roshier Harrison - Bettles, Koyukuk, Wild River, Wiseman
Crosby, Mattie "Tootsie" - Dawson City, Flat, Skagway, Iditarod

Curry, Joseph - Glacier Point, Haines
Davis, Rebecca - Rampart
Dempsey, Melvin -Chistochina River, Chrisna River, Dempsey, Valdez
Ewing, Will T. - Fairbanks Creek, Klondike, Slate Creek
Flowers, George - Chitina River, Long Lake
Goodwin, Phillip - Nome

Grant, Robert - Fort Wrangell
Green, Benjamin - Fairbanks, Skagway
Griffin, Ronald - Fairbanks
Hamm, Charles - Eagle City
Hancock, Clifford - Fort Egbert, Fort Gibbon
Kodiak Harris, - Estelle "Sis"
Harris, James - Fort St. Michael
Jordon, Harry - Fairbanks
Kuhne, Andrew - Koyukuk
McCluskey, George -Fairbanks
Posey, Edward - Dawson City
Preston, Walter -Chitina, Dawson City, Gulkana River, Paxson
Robinson, Sarah - Dawson City, Eagle City
Smith, Frank J. - Big Eldorado Creek, Dawson City, Forty Mile
Smith, George - Big Eldorado Creek
Swanson, Eugene E. - Bonanza Creek, Dawson City, Hunter Creek, Rampart, Skagway

Waddleton, William W. - Juneau
Walton, Lewis - Klingman Village
Watson, L. T. - Fort Wrangell
Watson, L. T. -Kitkum Bay, Trocadero Bay
Werden, G. B.(Mrs.) - Gold Run
White, Becky - Dawson City, Eagle City
Williams, Charles - Fairbanks
Wilson, George L. - Fairbanks
Wimbish, William - Gilmore Creek, Pedro
Woods, Will - Rampart

Note: All locations are in Alaska except Klondike and Dawson City, which are in the Yukon Territory.
List will be updated as names are uncovered.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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