Sluices at Cheechako Hill mine, May 11, 1901 (AL+CA 556)
Caption on image: Sluicing on Chechaco Hill, May 11, 1901. Photo by Hoard
PH Coll 334.Howard 2
Mart A. Howard (1855-1926) was a businessman at Webster, Massachusetts in 1897 when news of the Klondike gold strikes reached the United States. He left from home in October of that year, taking a train to Portland, then on to Seattle where he outfitted for a trip to Alaska. Leaving Seattle in January 1898, he traveled north via coastal steamer to Dyea, then across Chilkoot Pass and along inland waterways to his eventual destination at Dawson, Yukon Territory. In the fall of the same year, he returned to Seattle and purchased a shipment of supplies, which he retailed in the Klondike the following spring. Using the profits of this mercantile venture, he became a mine operator, purchasing interests in various mines on the creeks north of Dawson. He returned briefly to Massachusetts in 1900 after which he took his third trip to the Klondike, this time accompanied by his wife and son. Howard remained in Dawson until 1905, after which he returned to Massachusetts permanently. In later years he became a public lecturer on the Klondike gold rush.
Subjects (LCTGM): Sluices; Gold miners--Yukon--Cheechako Hill; Gold mines--Yukon--Cheechako Hill
Subjects (LCSH): Cheechako Hill Mine