Gold mines and mining -- Oregon
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Daniel Giles was born in 1836. He traveled overland from Iowa to Oregon in 1852. Collection consists of a typed copy of the account of Giles' journey overland from Iowa to Oregon in 1852, and his experiences in gold mining and Indian fighting in southern Oregon, 1853-1855.
Phil Metschan, Sr. (1840-1920) was born in Hesse-Cassel, Germany and travelled to the United States and settled in Canyon City, Oregon where he ran a store, became Oregon state treasurer, and established a hotel in Portland, Oregon. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, financial and legal records, pioneer family files, photographs and memorabilia.
Sherwood Placer Mining Company, of Portland, Oregon was a general mining and milling firm that owned, operated, and rented ore and bullion mining and milling operations, and also water rights. The collection (1911) contains articles of incorporation, stock records, by-laws, and meeting minutes.
Appraisal of mineral resources in the coastal areas of Coos, Curry, Jackson, and Josephine counties as of Nov. 5, 1855, when the government signed a treaty with the local Indian tribes.
George Miller West (1831-1912) was a pioneer and carpenter who travelled to Oregon and California to gold mine in 1853. Collection consists of one 49 paged reminiscence, typewritten and includes photographs. Photocopy is included.