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 Jesse “Caribou Jack” Fairchild

Jesse “Caribou Jack” Fairchild

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Death Sep 1881 (aged 44–45)
Burial Soda Springs, Caribou County, Idaho, USA
Plot Near the center of the cemetery
Memorial ID 6841 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6841
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse “Caribou Jack” Fairchild (1836–Sep 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6841, citing Fairview Cemetery, Soda Springs, Caribou County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .