Document 63: Excerpt from James Cooper Diary

"Diary of James S. Cooper and Associates to the Klondike," Dawson City Museum, Yukon, Canada.
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Dawson, Alaska
December 29, 1897

Wed.—Just six months today I left N.Y. for Arizona. My hope is to get back alive by next August and to make a stake in the meantime if possible. I heard from a fellow whom I met and took photo of and partner at Bennett was shot and killed accidentally. Harvey, his partner brought his body in to Circle City, frozen in boat. Very sad. Last night one of the Portland men died in the hospital.

—James S. Cooper died from heart failure on January 5, 1898, at the Dawson hospital.

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