2 pioneers added to Alaska Mining Hall of Fame

Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Mining Hall of Fame is inducting two names at a Thursday night ceremony in Fairbanks.

Mining engineer Irving Reed also chaired the Game Commission and is credited for introducing musk ox, bison, Sitka black-tailed deer and elk to various parts of the state. He died in 1968.

John Clum was a placer miner also remembered for his work as a postal inspector on the Chilkoot Trail during the Klondike gold rush.

Clum is famous in the history of the Wild West as the Indian agent who captured Geronimo. He served as mayor of Tombstone, Ariz., during the famed OK Corral gunfight in 1881. He died in 1932 in Los Angeles.

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