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Re: Mining Co Somerville + Nielsen Amy Creek
Posted by: Janet S. Seitz Date: June 14, 1999 at 21:55:36
In Reply to: Mining Co Somerville + Nielsen Amy Creek by Alex Johansen of 2377

Dictionary of Alaska Place Names, p. 73:
Amy Creek, mining camp, on left bank of Livengood Creek, East of Amy Creek, 3 miles NE of Livengood, Yukon-Tanana High. Local name for a temporary mining cam; published by USGS (1937);
Amy Creek: stream, flows @ and SW 8 mile to North Fork Bremner River, 8.5 mi NW of 1950 terminus of Bremmer Glacier and 78 mi. NE of Cordova. Local name published by Moffit (1914), USGS
Amy Creek: stream, flows NW .6 mi. from glacier terminus to Kotsina River, 37 mi NW of McCarthy, Wrangell Mts. Reported by Moffit 1914, USGS
Amy Creek: stream, flows NW 2.5 mi. to Livengood Creek, 3 mi. NE of Livengood, Yukon-Tanan High. Named by prospectors, reported in 1915 by A. H. Brooks, USGS.

Livengood, mentioned above, is 50 mie NW of Fairbanks. Gold was discovered on July 24, 1914 on Livengood Creek.

You might try contacting the Fairbanks Public Library or the University of Alaska at Fairbanks for information on miners in the area.

Good luck and hope this helps.
Janet
Eagle River, Alaska

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