Henry Marcoe Zimmerman prospecting in the Yukon Territory
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.