Carmack Obituary

George Carmack, Klondike Pioneer.

VANCOUVER, B. C., June 6.-George Carmack, Pioneer prospector of the north and the reputed discoverer of the Klondike gold fields, died here last night. He was stricken last Friday, with pneumonia. Mr. Carmack was born in Contra Costa County, California, Sept. 4. 1860. He prospected and mined in Alaska and the Yukon and kept twenty-two nuggets from the first two pans of gold he washed on Bonanza Creek in the Klondike. In 1909 these nuggets were made into a golden telegraph key, which was presented to William Howard Taft, then President of the United States, and used by him in opening the Alaska-Yukon Exposition in Seattle.

Source: n/a, "Carmack Obituary," New York Times, June 7, 1922

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