Alaska Gold Rush History & Genealogy

1909 The headquarters of the United States commissioner and the industrial center of the Innoko district Conditions in this camp are as yet crude The rocker and sluice box are the only means used to extract the gold which is found in comparatively shallow ground bedrock being at a depth of fifteen to twenty five feet The buildings are the kind to be found in a new and comparatively inaccessible mining camp being constructed of almost any kind of available material and with a view of keeping out the winter cold There is some timber in this region otherwise the building and fuel question would be hard to solve Promising quartz prospects have been discovered in the mountains near the placer mines but this part of Alaska is still in the prospecting stage (Source).

 

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