Fonds 119 - Ole Hagen fonds

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Ole Hagen fonds

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  • [1928 - 1959] (Creation)
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    Hagen, Ole

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1 folder of textual material
134 photographs : b&w negatives

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Ole Hagen was born in Norway in 1888; he moved to Canada in 1914. He worked for the railways in Ontario and as a miner at Cobalt, Ontario. He first came to the Northwest Territories in 1928 and worked at locations such as Great Bear Lake and Yellowknife until the 1950s. Hagen and his partner Major L.A. Burwash, were the original prospectors at Negus. Mr. Hagen sold his shares at Negus and Great Bear Lake Mines in 1937 but continued to work in the north until the 1950s when he returned to Ontario. He died in 1961.

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This fonds consists of 134 photographs depicting images of Fort Resolution, Great Bear Lake, Fort Rae, Yellowknife and the Negus Mine site. In addition there are photocopies of a standard employee's contract at Yellowknife Gold Mines, Ltd., dated 1934; a list of supplies required to sustain 2 men for 2 months; 2 plane tickets from Edmonton to Yellowknife dated 1936 and from Yellowknife to Edmonton dated 1937; and a 19-page diary written by Mr. Hagen during his trip to Bear Lake. There is also a copy of a release form in which Mr. Hagen released Admiral Yellowknife Mines, Ltd. Bear Exploration and Radium Ltd, Burwash Yellowknife Mines, Ltd. and Atlas Yellowknife Mines Ltd from his stakers interest in the group of claims in the Yellowknife area.

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