Hazelet, Cheever George.

Hazelet, Cheever George.


Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98; Arrived in Valdez on Excelsior, 3/17/1898, Hazelet Journal, p. 31. ; crossed Valdez Glacier, wintered in Copper Center moving to; “quits” in 1899, but after 4 months at home returns; etc. Hazelet Journal, p. 31; Powell visits claim on Chistochina, Powell, in Abercrombie, Abercrombie 1900, pp. 133-134; Power of Attorney, Book 3 (F&J) pp. 170 ff; Agreement for Hazelet Mining Association, ML, Bk.3 (Bks.J&F), pp. 176-177; Notices of Location by Power of Attorney,ML, Bk.3 (Bks.J&F), pp. 187-190; Address: 1920 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE, names and addresses section, Dooley Diary.


J. Meals, C. Hazelet, A.T. Potter, Will Keeley, R. Evans and L. Gillespie will leave 1/26/1900 to work the claims that Meals and Hazelet made in Alaska; taking equipment, provisions, dozen horses and a dozen cattle about 250 miles inland, Holt County Independent (O’Neill NE), 1/11/1900; Returned on Excelsior with Meals and outfit including horses, steers, hydraulic outfit, Feb. 13, 1900. From Diary M. Dempsey, 1900. Arrived in Alaska, Feb. 1900; Head of party (3), traveling with Meals and Hazelet parties along Copper River Trail between 6/28/1900-10/1/1900, C1900; Crary Scrapbook, Vol. 1.# 199; arrangement with Abercrombie to develop townsite by Swanport, Hazelet Diary, Aug. 24, 1900; has lot at Copper Center, Hazelet Diary, Oct. 4, 1900; wants to “crack” Valdez, Hazelet Diary, Oct. 14, 1900; Ben Booher’s Diary gives age as 38, weight 175; Chistochina No. 2, files claim for water rights to the Chisna River to 5000 miner’s measurement and to divert the Chisna River through an 8ft. ditch to a list of claims, for the Chisna Mining & Improvement Co, on 9/27/1900, Attest. Henry Fleming, Recorded Sept. 28, p. 31; Chistochina No. 2, water rights, tailing pile and mining rights between Chisna Mining & Improvement Co. and A.H. McNeer party, 9/27/1900, Witnesses: W.F. Porterfield, Jas. D. Brown; Chistochina, No. 2, Water Right Location, 9/25/1900, for water in swamps and lakes to east of claims, description of diversion of water, attest. A. H. McNeer, 9/25/1900, p. 34; Chistochina, No. 2, locator “The Triangle,” 9/20/1900, witnesses F.B. Small, F.F. Burnett, p. 36; Annual Assessment Work on “Discovery,” “Johannah,” “harriet,” “Skookum,” “JB,” “Emma H,” “Hullen,” “Hattie Bull,” “Irish Girl,” “Ruth,” “edith,” “Viola,” and “Yankee Girl,” “at least $3000 in labor and materials, said work being the construction of ditches for ground sluicing and pipe lines, the clearing ofthe ground of moss, trees and brush, the erection of houses to be used in the operation ofthe claims, and the transporation of hydrolic and other machinery for working the same.” “A record of these claims can be found in Mining Record, “J” at pages 293, 294-295-296-298-299-300-301-302-302-304 & 305 of the records of the Dist. Clerk at Sitka, Alaska.” Proof of Labor of $200 on Discovery on Chisna performed by Dempsey, Hazelet and Meals, p. 238, Chisna MD.Records, 1900;


Arrived in Valdez fall of 1899 with Dempsey and Meals reporting on richness of the Chistochina. Went over Glacier in 1900 to Chesna with Meals, and McNeer. The Copper River Valley. . .The Valdez News, 1:1. 3/06/01; Hazelet contracts with Dodwell & Co. for S.S. Ruth to bring men and supplies to Valdez, Hazelet Diary, Feb. 5, 1901; Meets and describes Judge Brown in Juneau, Hazelet Diary, Feb. 11, 1901; Purchased land for hay fields [current New Valdez] The Valdez News. 1: 6. 4/13/01. p. 4; Surveys 720 acres at Mineral Creek area for T,S. planning town & RR terminus (Feb. 14th entry), but says its a hayfield, Hazelet Diary, April 9, 1901; Hazelet places Donohoe & Lyons in charge of legal affairs and “finding out what is being done in other quarters,” for his Mineral Creek Land Co; Hazelet Diary, April 18, 1901; Shares stateroom with Miller, Agent for company that operates Aloha, plans to pump for information, Hazelet Diary, April 18, 1901; Hazelet & Meals sawmill at Chisna The Valdez News. 1:10. 5/11/01. p. 1. Hazelet purchases “hay field” property — possible terminus for Burlington & Missouri railroad. Reprinted from Juneau dispatch. The Valdez News. 1:10. 5/11/01. p. 1; Brings 40 lbs. of mail free of Charge to Chisna miners. The Valdez News. 1:14. 6/8/01. p. 2; Provides lumber to Chisna area miners from Hazelet & Meals sawmill. The Valdez News. 1:14. 6/8/01. p. 2; Date & Rosenthal claim on Miller Gulch tied up in litigation with Hazelet. The Valdez News, 1:21. 7/27/01; Comes in from the Chisna, The Valdez News. 1:21. 7/27/01; Meals & Hazelet working Chisna River claim with large group of men, hydraulic pumps, The Valdez News, 1:21. 7/27/01; Leaves Valdez with Cole for Chisna. The Valdez News. 1:23. 8/10/01; Arrives from Chisna, leaves for Juneau.The Valdez News. 1:28. 9/14/01; Returned from business trip to Juneau & stays at St. Elias Hotel, The Valdez News, 1:32. 10/12/01. p. 4; Petition for Closed Town [Valdez], 8/22/1906. Crary Scrapbook , Vol. 1, #293; Hazelet & Meals employees, except 5 who remain at camp this winter, arrived in Valdez, The Valdez News, 1: 33, 10/19/01. p. 4; At Capt. Johansen’s dinner party on the Bertha, The Valdez News, 1:34. 10/26/01, p. 4; On committee to keep Abercrombie at Ft. Liscum; not transferred to Eagle, The Valdez News, 1:34. 10/26/01, p. 4;


Arrives back in Valdez February, March 4, 1902; Hazelet meets and threatens to shoot any Indian breaking into his caches, says his Indians broke into his Copper Center Cache and stole saws, boots, coat, ax, etc. Hazelet, April 8, 1902; Does labor for R. Blix on mine on Chisna River, Mining Locations and Water Rights, E. p. 288.

Additional Information

Claims on Gold Creek with John Lyons, R. Lyons, S. Blum, F.J. Donohoe and J.Y. Ostrander, July 9, 1904, Mining Claims & Water Rights, Book H. p. 368-370 and water rights, p. 370; See Elizabeth Tower, Icebound Empire for biography; Collection of letters, journals, photographs donated by Hazelet family to Valdez Museum Archives;