First-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98; Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; Pearson arrives at Millard camp April 22, 1899, reports Ray Millard, Geo. Dickey, Hy Lashaway there. Also Frank Roberts and Chas. Wilkins. Pearson CS1; p 187; in Chippewa Alaska Mining Co, Lashway Diary, p. 3; George Dickie, Harry Lashway, W.R. Millard, John Harmon, Ben Hunter in Copper Center planning to go up Copper River, Interview with B.F. Millard, Seattle P-I, 10/27/98; J.D. Bell claims 1/2 interest in all claims of George Dickie for 5 years in exchange for $600 to enable him to prospect. Feb. 4th 1899, in Chisna District. ML, Bk.3 (Bks.J&F), p. 482-484.
On Copper River Trail between 6/11/1900-6/26/1900, C1900;
Made Discovery Claim on Excelsior Creek which flows into the Gokona River. Discovered, 2/16/01, Located 2/17/01;attested by R.S. Condon (Other people making claims at same time include: Powell, H. Burr, W.B. Millard, C.S. Sinclair, S.A. Fletcher, J.C. Kibbie, and A. Johnstone.)