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Jesse "Caribou Jack" Fairchild
Birth: 1836
Death: Sep., 1881

Western Frontiersman. Born in Canada, he was a tale-spinning gold miner known as "Caribou Jack". In 1870, he discovered gold in Soda Springs, Idaho. The resulting gold rush called the Caribou Mountain Strike, lasted 20 years and produced $50 million worth of placer gold. The Caribou National Forest was created in 1907, to help preserve wilderness land in an area marked by mining activity and westward migration. Caribou National Forest and Caribou County, Idaho, are named in Caribou Jack's honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Complications following a bear attack
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Soda Springs
Caribou County
Idaho, USA
Plot: Near the center of the cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 42.65651, -111.60656
 
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Record added: Nov 03, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6841
Jesse Caribou Jack Fairchild
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Jesse Caribou Jack Fairchild
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Jesse Caribou Jack Fairchild
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- karl anglin
 Added: Jun. 21, 2016

- Joseph M. Petri
 Added: May. 1, 2014
For Caribou Jack - Rest in peace.
- Laura Virgil
 Added: Jun. 22, 2012
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