March 5, 2009

Billy Crockett: Soap Gang member.

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Shellie, alias "S," is one of our Alaskan historian posters. She has been so kind to share her finds with us here. Some are on-line but very hard to locate, such as this great pre- 1924 photograph of the Yukon Order of Pioneers at Rampart, Alaska.

The second gentleman from the left is Billy Crockett who is said to have been a member of the Soapy Smith gang "out of Dawson." "Crockett lived where the store is today (August 1994). " He died on November 15, 1942 and is buried in Rampart.

This information comes from pioneer oral stories recorded and saved as apart of the Project Jukebox, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Thank you Shellie for finding this gold nugget!


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