Amelia Hill is interviewed by Neville Jacobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in June, 1974

Hill, Amelia


1 audiotape reel (70 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, mono ; 7 in.
Amelia Hill talks about coming to the United States from Finland to look for work, moving to Alaska, traveling on the Yukon River, gold mining in Fairbanks, poling up the Koyukuk River, Victor Hill, Gus Benson, their mining lease on Nolan Creek, hunting for their meat, prospecting successfully at Ophir for fifty-three years, Michael Carroll, Innoko River, flying in an open airplane from Ophir to Fairbanks, Ed Young, getting her mail by a sled pulled by twenty-five dogs, getting supplies by boat, the horses pulling the barges on the Innoko River, McGrath, Ophir during the mining boom, thawing the ground, prospecting for gold, buying things with gold, enjoying the hard work of gold mining, picking and preparing berries, growing a garden in Ophir, Ben Vitchell, Takotna, Martha Nesbitt, Alice Hardings, miners in Iditarod that she knew, Tony Lindstrom, Platinum, Mr. Vitchell bringing reindeer to Ophir to sell, wolves in Ophir, dances in Ophir, Eric Hart, and prostitutes in Ophir.
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Recorded in June, 1974 in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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