Photo: Perseverance mine

Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2003

This early 20th century photograph shows the Perseverance Mine in the Silver Bow Basin, above downtown Juneau. After being sent back to the area for a second time by Sitka engineer George Pilz, Richard Harris and Joseph Juneau climbed Snow Slide Gulch at the head of Gold Creek in 1880 and looked down into Quartz Gulch and Silver Bow Basin. They found an area rich with gold.



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