1897 mining claims; “Bonanza,” “Chenega,” “Bullion,” “Eagle” lode claims located 7/7/1897 by W. Ripstein, M.O. Gladhaugh, A.K. Beatson, W.B. Heidorn, Peter Jackson and W.E. Hunt; and the “Alaska Chief,” and “Big” Bonanza No. 2” lode claims located 7/13/1897 by same men as above and also recorded in PWSRD (reference from Beatson’s sale of his 1/6th interest on 1/25/1900, PWSMDR, Bk 3, p. 56;
Sells claims on Latouche to Beyer, 3/28/98, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 43; Mail carrier, 1898. Crary, Diary. 6/28/1898, p. 8; established a private mail route from Orca, “steamship companies bring the mail to him, charging 2 cents a letter extra; he delivers it along the trail at these rates this side of summit: 50 cents a month, return mail free; other side of summit, $1.00 in and $1.00 out a month. Of course, when there is no mail no charges are made. Figures on making a trip once a month.” Address: Copper River, Alaska, c/o Jackson’s Route, Valdes. Kappleman Letter; Brown, Abercrombie 1900, p. 38; Leader with Dempsey of relief attempt on Valdez Glacier, Feb. 27, 1899. Jury Finding. CS1; Located lot in Valdez townsite, 5/4/1898, recorded 5/10/1898, V-Lot, Index , p.24; Notice of Location, Fidalgo Bay, June 19, 1899, PWSMDR, Bk. 2.