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William J. Black

W. J. BLACK is one of the successful miners of this country. He is a native of Massachusetts, and went to Alaska from San Francisco in 1895. He has been in the Forty-Mile country and in Circle, and has mined in both of these regions. He came to Nome over the ice in the winter of 1899-1900, and since his arrival has been actively engaged in mining, most of his work having been done on Dexter Creek and Arctic Creek. Mr. Black has sunk a lot of holes to bedrock and has done a lot of work hunting for pay-streaks in Seward Peninsula. He has fairly earned all the success he has achieved.

He is a public-spirited citizen, self-reliant, industrious and honorable; a man who attends to his own business, and never manifests a disposition to meddle with the affairs of his neighbors. His experience as a miner in Alaska has furnished him with a knowledge of conditions in the Northland, which is a valuable asset to every man that follows this vocation.  

Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by R. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.




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