Hurd, Bert.

Hurd, Bert.


Arrived in Alaska, March 1898, C1900; UKMDR, Witness with Bradburg to Laull 8/21/1899, p. 166; witness with Bradburg to Owens, 8/21/1899, p. 167; Locator with Lavell and Bradburg witness, 8/21/1899, p. 171; Bradbury arrives with Levil [Lavell] and Herd [Hurd] at Co. Camp Dooley Diary, 5/30/99; part of the group from Decatur, known as the “boys from Illinois,” gives Powell food and invites to stay overnight, Powell Trailing, p. 73; Signer of Petition to the President from Quartz Creek and Teikell Mining Dist, May 8, 1899 requesting Capt. Abercrombie be given “permission to employ [on the trail to interior Alaska] those men who need work, and thus enable them to remain in the country. With a good trail those who have means will be able to bring in machinery, and the development of the country will be accelerated.” NARA RG 107, Entry 80. Office of the Secretary of the War Department: 1667-103;


Along Copper River Trail between 6/28/1900-10/1/1900, C1900; Location Notice; “Billy Placer Claim,” discovered on Miller Gulch tributary to Slate Creek on 6/23/1900, located 7/2/1900, filed 9/7/1900, witness C.H. Kraemer, Valdez Mining District Record, 1900, p. 57; p. 140, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice with James Manker for “Dry Gulch” on middle fork of Chistochina River, 5/25/1900, p. 218, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice for the “Flower Bed” claim, 6/25/1900, on divide between Chisna and Slate Creek, p. 227, Chisna MD.Records, 1900;


Notice of Protest on the “Billy” and “FLower Bed,” placer claims, because “of an agreement and partnership was made and entered into between me and the said O.B. Hurd or B. Hurd on the 24th day of June 1900, said agreement and partnership was in existance on the date on which said claims were so located and was and is to the effect that I and the said Hurd were to share equally in all claims so located by the said Hurd. I make file and record gthis protest in order to give warning to any person or persons purchasing or attempting to purchase said claims or either of them or any interest in said claims or in either of them from Hurd. . . VMDR, 1900, p. 229; Application for a receiver in Irwin vs. Hurd, District Court. Wilkie appointed. The Valdez News. 1:14. 6/8/01. p. 1; Hurd Claim next to Henry Miller Claim on Miller Gulch, start-up delayed by litigation, sluicing begun mid-July, The Valdez News, 1:21. 7/27/01; Arrived in Valdez from Slate Creek, receiver has begun work on his claim. The Valdez News. 1:22. 8/03/01; Arrived in Valdez from Slate Creek, Sept. 20, 1901. The Valdez News. 1:29. 9/21/01, p. 4; elected Alaska Moose officer, The Valdez News. 1:31. 10/5/01;