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Julius C. Carstens

JULIUS C. CARSTENS is one of Nome's business men who has been here since 1900. He is a member of the firm of Carstens Brothers & Dashley, wholesale and retail butchers. Mr. Carstens was born in Germany, July 2, 1872, and went to America when he was fifteen years old, locating first in Wisconsin. He arrived in Seattle in 1 890 and for a period subsequent to 1903 conducted a butcher shop in that city.

In 1899 he took forty head of cattle to Dawson. In the spring of 1900 he and his associates established a business in Nome. During the seasons prior to 1902 live stock was shipped to this firm at Nome and killed in the fall of the year for the winter's meat supply. In 1902 the firm installed a cold storage plant of 200 tons capacity, and now deals in both fresh and cold storage meats.

Mr. Carstens was married November 4, 1896, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His family, consisting of his wife and two sons, Clarence T. and Ernest J., aged six and two years respectively, are in Nome with him.

Carstens is a reliable business man and a good citizen.


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




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