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Gordon Bertoson, Part 2
Gordon Bertoson

This is the continuation of an interview with Gordon Bertoson on November 1, 1991 by Dan O'Neill and William Schneider in Central, Alaska. In this second part of a two part interview, Gordon talks about living in Central/Circle and on the Yukon and Kandik Rivers, some of the old timers he knew in the area, and working for wages in the mining industry and by trapping.

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Archive #: Oral History 91-22-54

Project: Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
Date of Interview: Nov 1, 1991
Narrator(s): Gordon Bertoson
Interviewer(s): Dan O'Neill, Bill Schneider
Location of Interview:
Funding Partners:
National Park Service
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1) Old timers and activities along the Yukon River

2) Working for wages and subsistence work

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Section 1: Coal Creek\ Sam Creek\ trapping - Sam Creek\ old timers\ Schroeder, Bill - Eureka Creek\ Schroeder, Bill - story\ cabins - Schroeder, Bill\ dwellings - built-in ground\ Bell, Ray\ fish wheel - story|

Section 2: bush living - income\ wage work\ Coal Creek - jobs\ hand mining\ mining - equipment\ mining - physical labor\ trapping - income\ wood cutting - dredge\ World War II - impact on lifestyle\ seasonal lifestyle\ bush living - economics\ subsistence lifestyle\ Bertoson, Gordon\ old timers|