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M. E. COKER. Mining Photographs; ca. 1946. .1 cu. ft.

Mrs. M. E. "Flossie" Coker divorced Frank M. Rose in 1946. Frank M. Rose may have been involved in placer gold mining in the Stuyahok and Girdwood areas of Alaska.

The collection consists of 35 black and white prints of placer gold mining operations and related images in Alaska. The mines pictured were in the vicinities of the towns of Stuyahok and Girdwood and utilized hydraulic mining with ground sluices. The photographic lots containing the Stuyahok area photographs (18 different) include Yukon River scenes at the villages of Tanana, Ruby, and Holy Cross, as well as aerial views of Anchorage and Rainy Pass. The photographs of the Girdwood mine (14 different) include those of a cabin, compressor shed, sluice box, prospect hole, and nozzles. The other three photographs are unidentified.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2007.

JAS (9/2007)