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Ladue, Joseph 1854-

Miner; born in Plattsburg, N. Y., in 1854. When twenty years old he went West, where he engaged in mining, becoming an expert. Subsequently he went to Alaska, and after remaining there about fifteen years discovered the Klondike gold-fields, which soon became famous all over the world. On June 23, 1897, he mapped out and founded Dawson City, at the mouth of the Klondike River, on land which he had purchased from the government for $1.25 an acre. He was also the organizer of the Joseph Ladue Gold Mining and Development Company, one of the largest in that line. He died in Schuyler Falls, N. Y., June 26, 1901.

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