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George Fitzgerald

"Give us this day our daily bread."

One of the best known men in a small town is the baker. This is a distinction that belongs to George Fitzgerald, as for the past several years he has supplied most of the Nome community with their daily bread. That he has done his work faithfully and well and built a business that gives him prestige in his line of work is a statement of fact and a compliment to which he is entitled.

He is a native of Swansea, South Wales, G. B., and was born November 17, 1873. He learned the grocery and baking business in his native town. Immigrating to the United States when he was twenty years old, he located in San Francisco and found employment in the grocery business in that city, being employed by one firm during the entire time that he was in San Francisco. In 1898 he went to the Klondike. He was in Dawson a year, and came down the Yukon in the summer of 1899. arriving in Nome July 19. This was about the date the beach diggings were first discovered. He mined on the beach that season and worked on Snow Gulch during the winter. The year following he established the Anvil Bakery in Nome which is now the oldest and the leading bakery in the town.

Mr. Fitzgerald was married in Nome, November 27, 1902, to Miss Freda Polsky. A son, George Gerald, was born to them in 1904. Mr. Fitzgerald is an energetic and industrious young man. By a thorough knowledge of his vocation and close attention to it, and by strictly honest methods, he has builded [sic] his business until it is firmly established in the community.


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



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