Your page numbers aren't correct, but the quote on pages54-55 about Mr. Oler is:
Al Thayer and Wilfield Oler had staked out Twenty-Nine [on Elodrado Creek] and, believing it worthless, returned to Fortymile, looking for a sucker on whom to unload it. They found their quarry in Jimmy Kerry's saloon in the person of Charley Anderson, a thirty-seven-year-old Swede with a pinched face, who had been mining for several years out of Fortymile. Anderson was so doubtful of the Klondike that he had delayed his trip to the new field until all the ground was gone. Now he was drinking heavily, and Oler, a small and slender man from Baltimore, saw his chance. Anderson woke up the next morning to find he had bought an untried claim for eight hundred dollars. He went to the police post to ask Constantine to retrieve his money for him, but the police- man pointed out that his signature was on the title. Anderson glumly headed for Eldorado. He had no way of knowing yet that a million dollars' worth of gold lay in the bed-rock under his claim and that for the rest of his life he would bear the tag of "the Lucky Swede." As for Oler, he became the butt of so many jokes that he fled the country in disgust.
On page 396:
Win Oler died in the Pioneer' Home [in Sitka, Alaska], too, plagued by the knowledge that he had sold a million-dollar claim to the Lucky swede for eight hundred.
I expect that Win was the sort of fellow who may have been the subject of some interesting press, at least in Sitka upon his death. The Sitka Alaskan should be available on microfilm through your local library.
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