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Gold mines and mining -- Oregon

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

John C. Ainsworth papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 250
Abstract John Commingers Ainsworth (1822-1893) was the major founder of the Oregon Steam Navigation (OSN) Company, the most powerful transportation monopoly in the Pacific Northwest. Ainsworth was also involved in a number of other ventures, including the Northern Pacific Railroad (NPRR) and various gold, silver and coal mining operations. The John Commingers Ainsworth Papers contain Ainsworth’s diaries, autobiography, personal correspondence, photographs, and the business records of the Oregon...
Dates: 1858-1911

Daniel Giles autobiography

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i39081448]
Identifier: CB G391
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1852-1855

Metschan family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 686
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862-1946

Sherwood Placer Mining Co. records

 Collection — Volume 1 : [Barcode: 35025042868055]
Identifier: B 064
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1911

Report on mineral valuation of Indian lands along the Oregon coast, [1950?] / by Warren D. Smith

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i19012457]
Identifier: SFM 122
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1950?

George Miller West transcribed reminiscence of journey to Oregon

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: CB W52
Abstract

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.

Dates: circa 1831-1912