Photographs of Southeastern Alaska Mining Companies, 1915  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Photographs of Southeastern Alaska Mining Companies
Dates
1915 (inclusive)
Quantity
30 Photographs (1 folder ) ; 4" x 5"
Collection Number
PH1469
Summary
Photographs of mining companies in Southeastern Alaska and views of Juneau, Thane, and nearby areas.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The Alaska Gastineau Mining Company (the operating company of Alaska Gold Mines Co.) was owned by Bartlett L. Thane. The town that the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company was located in, Thane, was named after him. The mine began operations on February 18, 1915. Thane's Alaska Gold Mine Company had expanded to 2,166 acres in 1915 with 275 acres of mills and homesteads. The Alaska Gold Mine Company was composed of four different holdings. These were the Alaska Perseverance, Ground Hog, Silver Bow Basin, Sheep Creek, and the mill site on the Gastineau channel. Operations closed in 1921. The Ebner Mine was run by the California-Nevada Copper Co. The Alaska Juneau Mine began operations in 1840 and was enormously successful in later decades (1930s-40s), but it closed in 1944. Its mill was modeled after the Gastineau Company's innovative tube mill. Treadwell is located in the Douglas region opposite the Thane area across the Gastineau channel. The city of Treadwell, Alaska was incorporated on April 1, 1901. It was named after John Treadwell who founded the Treadwell Gold Mining Co. in 1889 . There were four mines in the Treadwell area including the Ready-Bullion which was the only mine which did not flood on April 21, 1917. The other mines which were destroyed during the flooding were Treadwell mine, 700 Foot, and the Mexican mine.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of mining companies in southeastern Alaska including the Gastineau Mining Company, Ebner Mine, Perseverance Mine, Alaska Gold Belt Mining Company, Alaska Juneau Gold Mine Company located in Juneau, Treadwell and Thane, Alaska

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Alaska Gold Mining CompanyReturn to Top

The Alska Gold Mining Company included the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company, Alaska Perseverance, Ground Hog, Silver Bow Basin, and Sheep Creek.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1 circa 1915
1 2 circa 1915
1 3 circa 1915
1 4 circa 1915
1 5 circa 1915
1 6 circa 1915
1 7 circa 1915
1 8 circa 1915
1 9 circa 1915
1 10 circa 1915
1 11 circa 1915
1 12 circa 1915
1 13
 Portal Camp Sheep Creek, Thane, Alaska
Probably part of the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company.
circa 1915
1 14
 Sheep Creek Basin, Thane, Alaska
Probably part of the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company.
June 30, 1915
1 15
 Salmon Creek, Thane, Alaska
Probably part of the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company.
circa 1915
1 16 circa 1915
1 17 circa 1915
1 18 August 16, 1915
1 19 circa 1915
Alaska Perseverance Company Mine
Folder item
1 20 June 10, 1915
1 21 June 10, 1915

Juneau Mining CompaniesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Ebner Gold Mine, Juneau, Alaska
Folder item
1 22 May 18, 1915
1 23 June 1915
Alaska Juneau Mining Company
Folder item
1 24 August 21, 1915
1 25 May 1915
1 26 June 1915
1 27 May 1915

Juneau and TreadwellReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 28
 Group of miners in Alaska
On verso: Alaska Gold Belt Mining Cos' Miners
June 30, 1915
1 29 June 13, 1915
1 30
 Baseball game in Treadwell, Alaska
Baseball was very important to these communities, and the team in Treadwell was known as one of the toughest. Sometimes the residents would even place bets on the their favored baseball teams.
circa 1915

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Gold mines and mining--Alaska--Photographs
  • Mining corporations--Alaska--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Alaska Gastineau Mining Company (Juneau, Alaska)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Juneau (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Treadwell (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)