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William Nathaniel C. "Willie" Clark
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Birth: Mar. 3, 1863
Death: Apr. 24, 1935
Yankee Hill (Butte County)
Butte County
California, USA

Son of Alfed B. Clark.

OBITUARY - Oroville Mercury-Register. 4-26-1935

Willie had been a reporter on the Reno Gazette, and had served as a Deputy United States Marshal in Nevada and California.

Circa 1914 or 1915 as a paid prospector for a mining company he saw something glistening in a Badger hole in the Tonopah district. It was a gold nugget valued at $3,000., reputed to be the largest ever found in that State. But Clark did not realize any financial return from his discovery. He was being paid to prospect and he turned it over to the company. It became known as the " Badger Nugget " Clark was familiar with Indian history in this section and frequently was consulted by those seeking such lore.


Clark served as a mine foreman at the Holden Mining and Milling Co. At Tuscarora, Nevada, above Elko, in 1917. The Company owned 117 claims. The general superintendent, had picked Clark as foreman from a group of miners when the mining superintendent assumed supervision of the properties.
 
 
Burial:
Clark Family Cemetery
Yankee Hill (Butte County)
Butte County
California, USA
 
Created by: Liz Freeman
Record added: Aug 03, 2009
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