Galice Mining District

Proceedings of a Miner's Meeting held at Galis Creek
Galis Creek, Josephine County, Oregon
Saturday, November 28th, A.D. 1874

On the date given, the Miners of Galis Creek and other parties interested, met at the “Star”, owned by Charles Sanders, on Rogue River near the mouth of Galis Creek for the purpose of making claim regulations in regard to Quartz and other mining interests in the District.

The meeting was called to order, and on motion, Martin Peterson was called to the Chair, and H. Lembert, chosen Secretary. The Chair appointed the following gentlemen, a Committee on Resolutions: James Neely,  William Fanning and Nicholas Thoss.

The Committee presented the following Preamble and Resolutions, which were adopted:

We the Committee appointed to draft resolutions, hereby present this meeting, the following resolutions concerning the Quartz Ledge discovered some three miles below the mouth of Galis Creek on the 8th day of August, A.D. 1874, by Yank & McNair Co.

Resolved 1st, This Quartz Ledge Shall be known as Yank Ledge.

2 - That this meeting elect a Recorder whose duty it shall be to record all claims in Quartz and Placer Diggings and Water Rights and Mill Sites.

3 – That the Recorder shall receive One Dollar for each claim he records and One Dollar for each claim to to pay the County Clerk for for his record. The Recorder must furnish the County Clerk with all necessary records.

4 – That the Recorder shall keep a book to show all interested parties how the claims are taken.

5 – That the Recorder shall turn over all Books, Papers, etc. in his possession belonging to the office to his successor in office.

6 – That we act in all our mining interests in conformity with the United States Mining Laws.

7 – That no person be allowed to take a claim for another unless authorized so by duly said individual.

    W. Thoss
    James Neely   Committee
    Wm. Fanning

It was moved and carried that all persons their names on claims on the Old Yank Ledge shall represent said claims in person or by a duly authorized agent within thirty days from this date.

It was moved and carried that Charles Sanders be the Recorder of this district for one year from this date.

Moved and carried that this mining district be known as the Yank Mining District and shall comprise all the territory embraced the present day Rand District.

Moved and carried that the proceedings of this meeting be published in the Jacksonville papers.

On motion, meeting was adjourned.

Martin Peterson, Chair
H. Lambert, Sec.

Galice Mining District's Record Book from 1874