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S. C. Henton

S. C. HENTON is the United States Commissioner of the Port Clarence Mining District, with headquarters at Teller on Port Clarence Bay. He was appointed to this position in October, 1901 . The Port Clarence precinct and recording district comprises an extensive area including the consolidated precincts of Port Clarence, Blue Stone, Agaiapuk, York and Good Hope. It is the largest recording district of Seward Peninsula, extending from Port Clarence Bay to the Arctic Ocean and Kotzebue Sound on the north, Bering Strait and Bering Sea on the west and south, and the Sawtooth range of mountains on the east. This region comprises the tin fields, both placer and vein, of Seward Peninsula. Other valuable minerals besides gold and tin found in this district are galena, silver, copper and graphite.

Judge Henton is a native of Iowa, but was reared and educated in Indiana. In 1886 he moved to the Pacific Coast and began the practice of law in 1890. He was United States Commissioner for the State of Washington for a period of several years, creditably filling this position until 1898.

Judge Henton is a courteous gentleman, and by close application to business and polite treatment of the people he has won the respect and confidence of the miners throughout the district, and the good opinion of the District Court from whom he received his appointment.

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




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