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Charles William Watts, Oregon newspaperman and Klondike Gold Rush miner.
Charles William Watts (1858-1900) was born in Oregon; he was a newspaper publisher and the
clerk of the Oregon legislature for two terms before leaving for Alaska. Watts went to the
Klondike gold rush in 1897, and wrote letters from Juneau and Skagway, Alaska. He crossed
Chilkoot Pass, kept a hotel at Bennett Lake, then mined at Eldorado and Dawson, Alaska.
During this time he sent stories to the Oregonian and other Oregon newspapers. Watts died of
pneumonia in Dawson on March 9, 1900.
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