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Gullrushet i Nome i Alaska
15. oktober 1989 etablerte Brynteson, Lindblom og Lindberg Cape Nome Mining District som var på 40 x 40 kilometer i denne del av Alaska. Stedet de bosatte seg på kalte de først Nome, senere Anvil City. Navnet ble senere Nome City.
20. juni 1899 kom det førte passasjerskipet med gullgravere til Nome. Sommeren 1899 ble det ved en tilfeldighet oppdaget gull i sanden på strendene ved Nome City. Disse funnene ble strarten på gullrushet "The poor man`s paradise" sommeren 1900. Siste uken i mai 1900 kom 50 båter med til sammen 15.000 personer til Nome City. I løpet av sommeren var tallet økt til 18.000. Sommeren 1900 arbeidet 2.000 kvinner, menn og barn med å lete gull ved strendene i Nome City. De fleste reiste tilbake før isen la seg i Beringsstredet, og etter 1900 stabiliserte innbyggertallet seg på ca 5.000.
From the Klondike to the Kougarok, av Carl L. Lokke:
This article is a sequel to my "From Minneapolis to te Klondike in 1898" in Minnesota History, 29:300-315. The earlie discussed the founding of the Monitor Gold Mining and Trading Company in Minneapolis by my Grandfather,Lars Gunderson, and gave a very brief summary of its activities in the Klondike.
In the present account we follow the travels of several ex-Monitors from the Klondike to the new diggings - Seward Peninsulu. I am deeply indepted to Martin H. Clausen and Ole J. Wold for placing their diaries at my disposal. My uncle, the Lars Gunderson Jr. of the expedition, provided the description of the pump built by his father on the Nome beach. The reminiscences of my stepfather, Dr. Knute L. Gravem, have furnished useful background material.
Momenter i From the Klondike to the Kougarok, av Carl L. Lokke:
According to United States Deputy Consul Adams at dawson, "no less than 700 people left Dawson for Nome between December 4., 1899 and March 1, 1900.
A considerable number went down the Yukon to Nome. Among them were several members of my grandfather`s Klondike expedition. My grandfather, Lars Gunderson, went to Nome and beyond - to the Kougarok- accompnied by his son.
The fabulously rich claims on Anvil Creek near Nome were discovered by Scandinavians in September, 1898.
Not until June, 1900, did five of the men in the Monitor Gold Mining and Trading Company, leave Dawson for Nome. They were Martin H. Clausen, Halvor Quam, Ole Sandheim, and the two Gundersons. With the exception of young Lars, these men had all come orginally from Norway.
Brev fra William Kjellman til Washington posten, May 11, 1901:
The discovery of the Cape Nome gold fields was made by the Swedes Erik O. Lindblom and John Brynteson, and the Norwegian Jafet Lindeberg. These three men left Golovin Bay September 11, 1898, in a flat boat in which, I am sure, very few would have risked their lives. But these men were looking for gold, and under such circumstances people are not as particular about their means of transportation as they probably ought to be. They followed the coast toward the northwest and essayed the sands on the shore and every river that they hit.
On September 15 they reached the mouth of the stream now called Snake River at Cape Nome. They inspected the sand there also, and a couple of miles up the valley they found a little gold. But, not until September 18, when they reached one of the tributaries of the Snake, a stream now known as Anvil Creek, they did find coarse gold in paying quantitities. On October 5, they returned to Golovin Bay to get more men so they could form a district and draw up the becessay bylaws for the new community.
Dr. A.N.Kittelsen from Stoughton, Wisconsin, who at that time was in Golovin Bay, as well as Gabe Pric of San Francisco, and a Laplander, Johan S. Tornensis, went with the three discoverers back to Cape Nome. There they adopted bylaws and opened a recorders office, Dr. Kittelsen was elected recorder.
- Norwegian - American Studies and Records XVI. Life in the Klondike and Alaska gold fields. Letters Translated and edited by C.A.Clausen
- From the Klondike to the Kougarok. By Carl L. Lokke
- Klondike saga : the chronicle of a Minnesota gold mining company
- Tor S. Halvorsen: Klondike : gullrushet mot Yukon 1896-1899
- Klondike Gold Rush
- The Canadian Encyclopedia