Albert G. Browne
A. G. BROWNE is a prominent
young business man of Nome.
He is a native of Canada and
was born in Serbrook, October 1, 1876.
His parents went to the United States
in 1877 and resided on Staten Island,
New York, until 1889. In 1 889 the
family moved to Tacoma, Washington.
In I 892 the young man obtained a position with the Northern Pacific Steamship Company, and for five years was
the steerage passenger agent of this
company in Tacoma. Subsequent to
this he was aboard the City of Seattle
as freight clerk. He contracted the
Alaska fever in 1897 and started for
Skagway. From Skagway he went
over the trail to White Horse, and became interested in the White Horse
Tram-road. He followed the business
of a pilot for near two years, making
108 trips of 180 miles each trip. August 1, 1889, he left Bennett as pilot of
Ore & Turkey's outfit which consisted
of nine scows and three steamers. He
had previously made three trips to
Hearing of the Nome strike he
concluded to go to the new camp. He
arrived in Nome September 17, 1899.
He immediately went to work on the
beach, and with two partners cleaned
up $5,400 in two weeks. He subsequently mined on the creeks. In
the summer of 1903 he fitted up a shop for the manufacture of hydraulic pipe
fittings, and is now the owner of the biggest establishment of this kind in Alaska.
Mr. Browne is a member of an old English family. His inheritance has
good blood and character, and with these ancestral belongings and the opportunities
the Northland offers to such young men, he should be able to acquire the fortune that
helps to brighten a good name.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by
R. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.