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Treadwell Gold Mines, 1881-1917  -  Related Materials
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Visit the Library for More Information:

Alaska's libraries hold audio, visual, and written material about John Treadwell, the Treadwell Gold Mines, and the gold rush of Juneau and Douglas Island. Visit your local library or go online to see what's available in holdings all over the state. Take these simple steps:

  1. Access SLED (State Library Electronic Doorway) at
  2. Click on the listing for ALNCat (the Alaska Library Network Catalog) to view the Basic Search window. Go to the Keyword field, and type in JUNEAU GOLD RUSH or TREADWELL GOLD MINES.

More Reading:

Adams, Frank Dawson. On The Microscopical Character of the Ore of the Treadwell Mine, Alaska. 1889.

Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining Company. Annual Statement, 1891-1900s, Serial Publication. London, England.

Christoe, Alice Henson. Treadwell, An Alaskan Fulfillment. 1909.

DeArmond, Robert N. The Founding of Juneau. Juneau, Alaska: Gastineau Channel Centennial Association, 1967; Centennial Edition, Color Press, 1980.

Dawson, George Mercer. Notes On the Ore Deposits of the Treadwell Mine, Alaska. 1889.

King, Mary Lou and Laurie Ferguson Craig. Treadwell Mine Historic Trail: Walking Tour Map & Historic Guide. Juneau, Alaska: City and Borough of Juneau, Parks and Recreation; Taku Conservation Society, 1990s.

Kinzie, Robert A. The Treadwell Group of Mines, Douglas Island, Alaska. New York: American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, 1903.

Mahaffy, Charlotte L. I Remember Treadwell. Coos Bay, Oregon: Accra Print, 1983. Second edition Gastineau Channel Historical Society, Juneau, Alaska, 1992.

McCarley, Laura Cecelia. Treadwell, Alaska: 1881-1917. Juneau, AK: New Treadwell Publications, 1980, 1981.

Redman, Earl. History of the Juneau Gold Belt: A Collection of Stories Telling about the Mines, the Prospectors, Their Golden Dreams, and How They Tried to Achieve Them. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Mines, 1986, 1987.

Ruotsala, Jim. The Mighty Treadwell. Aptos, CA: International Mining Journal, Inc., 1996.

Stone, David and Brenda Stone. Hard Rock Gold: The Story of the Great Mines That Were the Heartbeat of Juneau. Juneau, Alaska: Juneau Centennial Committee, 1980, 1983.

Archival Materials:

Robert A. Kinzie papers, 1984. Alaska State Library. Engineering plans, blueprints, maps, and reports concerning the Treadwell mines on Douglas Island, Alaska; correspondence, studies, surveys, and photos regarding water power development project on Speel River near Juneau, Alaska; and pulp mill data, including prospects at Thane, Alaska.

Henson Family photograph collection, 1898-1915. Alaska State Library. Contents include images of Treadwell Mine Dining Hall, stamp mills, bunkhouse, Treadwell Club, Douglas School House.

Harry F. Snyder photograph collection, Treadwell, Alaska, 1916-1918. Alaska State Library. Harry Snyder worked at the Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining Co. at Treadwell, Alaska, during its peak, 1916, and during the Glory Hole cave-in, 1917. The material in this collection was gathered from his own resources and those of five other men who also worked at Treadwell: Virgil G. Moore, Leo J. Higley, Alex Morgan, George E. McDonnell, and Bob Traver.

Mrs. Harry F. Wood photograph collection, 1906-1923. Alaska State Library. The album, titled, "Treadwell Mine Days, compiled by Mrs. Harry J. Wood," includes personal snapshots and commercial photographs from the Merrill Studio in Sitka and Case & Draper, among others. The photographs, taken between 1906 and 1923, show Treadwell, Alaska, the Treadwell Mine, club, stage and natatorium, the first flight over Juneau, President Harding and party in Sitka and other locations, and individuals, perhaps friends and family.


Juneau. VHS (26 min.). John Sabella & Associates; Juneau-Douglas City Museum; Sharpe Productions. Juneau, Alaska: Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 1999. Depicts the founding and history of Juneau, Alaska, with an emphasis on gold mining in Juneau and Treadwell.

The Treadwell Mine. VHS (58 min., 56 sec.) Rick Urion. Juneau, Alaska: Alaska Digital Images, 2003. Depicts the founding and history of the Treadwell Mine, Douglas Island, Alaska.

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