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Michael J. Sullivan

There are few men in this part of the northern country who have as many friends I and acquaintances as M. J. Sullivan. He is a miner from Dawson who has been identified with Northwestern Alaska since the spring of 1900, and is now a prominent mine operator of the Gold Run and Solomon River regions of Seward Peninsula. Good natured, even tempered and always genial, with a heart in proportion to his large physique, he is the possessor of the kind of character that takes an optimistic view of life, and draws to him many friends.

He was born on a farm in Iowa, February 9, 1867, and received his education in the public schools of his native state. From the time he was nineteen years old, and for a period of ten years, he was connected with the train service of railroads in the United States and Mexico. He began his railroad career on the Union Pacific and concluded this line of work in Mexico.

In 1897 his was one of the first outfits to go over White Pass. His trip across the lakes and down the Yukon was a memorable experience. While he was in Dawson he mined on Hunker Creek, and he came down the river to Nome in the spring of 1900. This camp has been the seat of his mining operations ever since that date. Mr. Sullivan is connected with several important mining enterprises, and is the owner of some valuable and promising properties.  

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




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