Letters from a Gold Miner: Bigger John "B. J." Bower a.k.a. Billy Bowers, 1867-1949
- Among the placer miners who worked the goldfields of Cleary Creek, Iditarod, and Ruby, one strapping young man was known as Billy Bowers.
Cleary Creek, Alaska
Wintertime scene of mounds of gold-bearing sand at Cleary Creek, Alaska, near Fairbanks. Alaska State Library, Alaska Purchase Centennial Collection.
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