At Miners’ Meeting for PWS, 6/11/97, PWS. BK 1, p. 1; Trapper Bayles reports “Billy Ribbstein” crossed Valdez Glacier before 1898, long description of trip, The Alaskana 3/19/98, pp. 1-2.
PWS Mining District Records, not yet entered, but purchases claims & acquires power of attorney for pre-1898 prospectors in Sound, sells claims; Power of attorney for Peterson, PWSMDR, Bk. 1, p. 47; for Donaldson, p. 51; Sells 7 PWS mining claims on Latouche Island including Big Bonanza 1, 2, Chenega, Bullion, Eagle, Alaska Chief & Mae Bell to Phil Blumauer, 9/5/98; PWS. Bk. 1, p. 76; Ch. Brown & J.J. Rafferty witnesses; Located lot 3 block 7, recorded 5/11/1898, V-Lot, Index , p. 45; Location notice on Latouche Island: Ripstein, Beatson, Beyer, Gladhough, Heidorn, &W.E. Hunt, PWS Mining District, May, 1898; Book 2, p. 16; Witness for Frank Lascy, locator of claim on Kenai Peninsula, ML, Bk. G,(H&I), p. 499; provides information on geography of area to Samuel J. Entrickin for his “Sketch Map of Route to Copper River via Valdes Pass, “ published Seattle, 1898;