Henry Marcoe Zimmerman prospecting in the Yukon Territory

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Henry Marcoe Zimmerman prospecting in the Yukon Territory
Object id: 
L.00022

Henry Marcoe Zimmerman, prospector in the Yukon territory 1898-1940's.  Image shows a miner, Zimmerman, dressed in a hat and vest, wearing a full backpack and carrying a pick axe and pail.  Zimmerman came from San Francisco and staked a claim on Selwyn Creek, Yukon, in 1898.  Then he joined the rush to Nome, Alaska. He returned with his nephew, and continued to mine the claim over a period of 40 years. Henry Zimmerman was found dead in his burned-out wilderness cabin in the early 1940s.

Date: 
[ca. 1920]
Source: 
Zimmerman, Arthur