J. Potter Whittren
J. POTTER WHITTREN is a civil engineer who has done the surveying for
some of the important ditch enterprises of
Seward Peninsula. He is a native of Boston,
Massachusetts, and was born August 3, 1872.
He was graduated from Harvard in the class of 1895 with the degree of B. S. During a
period of two years he was assistant engineer
for the Wisconsin Central Railroad. He went
to Dawson in the spring of '99 and came to
Nome in 1900. He is the consulting engineer
of the Council City and Solomon River Railroad Company, and was associate engineer in
the survey of the Topkuk Ditch and the Gold
Run Ditch. He surveyed the ditch line of the
Solomon River Ditch Company, and is the mining engineer for the Goode Quartz Company,
whose locations are on Trilby Mountain in the
Solomon River region. Mr. Whittren holds the
appointment of Deputy United States Mineral
Mr. Whittren is brimful of energy, and possesses the capacity to work expeditiously.
Among his clients are the leading operators of Seward Peninsula. A man of excellent
character and broad intelligence, a thorough training has well qualified him
work of his profession.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by R. S.
Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.