Document 32: Letter from William Ballou, Rampart Mining District, September 20, 1899

William B. Ballou Papers, Letters 1898-1918, Box 1-2, Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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...this mining business is a big gamble....We have enjoyed that pleasant knowledge that we were our own masters and could do as we pleased—no corporation looking for a chance to jump on us any minute.


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