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A brief history of mining, logging in the Juneau area

...The city of Juneau (then called Harrisburg) is founded. 1881: John Treadwell buys claim on Douglas Island from Pierre Erussard: He organizes the Alaska Mill & Mining Co. and finds investors in San Francisco. 1882: Treadwell complex begins...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062609/loc_455093987.shtml
Accumulated Fragments: Douglas Island's deep and sometimes dark history

...adjacent ground. These two claims formed the core of the Ready Bullion Mine a dozen years later.On May 1, 1881 Pierre Erussard (French Pete) staked the Paris Lode and the rush began. Ed Bean and Sol Mathews staked claims on one side of the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-03-10/accumulated-fragments-douglas-islan
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