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