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John L. Sandstrom

JOHN L. SANDSTROM is a Nome miner who owns some promising property. He was born in Alton, Norway, August 12, 1866, and received his education in the public schools of Norway. He went to America with his parents in 1885, and resided for a year in Chicago.

In 1886 he went to Los Angeles, and a year later to Portland. Oregon. During the early nineties he resided in Silver City, Idaho, and for a period of five years was engaged in quartz mining. In 1899 he prospected in the Buffalo Hump country, and came to Nome in 1900.

For three years he was mine foreman for Magnus Kjelsberg, operating property in the Nome District. Mr. Sandstrom is the owner of No. 2 bench on the left fork of Dexter Creek. He is one of the owners in the Louisa and Golden benches adjoining this property.

In 1893 he and Miss Amanda Peterson of Boise City, Idaho, were married. They have two children, Esther and Harala. His home is in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Sandstrom is an energetic and industrious man, and his mining property is situated in the most favorable part of the Nome District.  

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




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