Document 39: Letter from O. G. Herning to J. O. May
O. G. Herning Correspondence, Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Willow Creek Mining District, March 2, 1903
...Mining is a business that one can make lots of money at, but one don't want to be a lifetime at it, for living in the mountains, on miners grub, and depriving oneself of most of the good things one can get when down in the states, is not all sunshine and...clover, so a miner deserves all that he can get, and if he gets it quickly, he can then live on easy street, in Union City, or any other old place, and then enjoy life.