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Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) to my dear children.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05245.28 Author/Creator: Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) Place Written: Nome River, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 March 1905 Pagination: 8 p.

Summary of Content: Reports that he quit his position at the Post because he did not want to work continuously for 12 hours. He bought a quarter interest in a mine nearby and is now "taking out a 'dump' which means that the pay streak is 30 feet under the ground and frozen so solid as a rock so that we have to thaw it with steam." [continued on 06/12] States it took three months because the mail was shut off. They finished "sluicing out" the dump but the outcome was disappointing. They want to remove one partner. Comments that the telegraph is working well and the Bering Sea is clear of ice. Written on YMCA Army Department stationery.

People: Horsfall, Charles

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationLaborMiningSteamTelegraph

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