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Thomas 'Tom' Koloff (1882-1933)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

June 1, 1928: "Tom Koloff and William Anderson left Thursday morning to continue their prospecting on the Boswell."

October 26, 1928: "For several years past the sunken Raymond boat has been an obstruction in the river here. This week Tom Koloff is blowing up the vessel in order to clear the channel."

March 1, 1929: "Bert Petersen, with E. Keopke, Tom Koloff, A. E. Marling, Sandy Grant and Charlie Thomas, left Thursday morning to do some blasting in the river channel at Rink Rapids."

October 9, 1931 (The Leader Post, Regina): "Peter J. H. Rodstrom, of Whitewood, Sask., son of Olof Rodstrom, well-known farmer of that neighborhood, is one of the first stakers of the new gold field in Livingstone Creek area of the Yukon. This gold quartz discovery is regarded in mining circles as of outstanding importance on account of its almost unprecedented richness and the large area covered by the mineral zone. Samples have assayed as high as $133 to the ton of ore, and $70 assays have occurred more than once. Thomas Koloff, the original staker, was immediately blocked in all around by Peter Rodstrom and Charles Ramsey, a young geologist, who is also working for the same eastern company. Ramsey and Rodstrom have been associated on two previous occasions, employed by the Cyril Knight Prospecting Company of Toronto, in 1929, when they were among the four prospectors who found the copper-nickel ore body on the shores of Hudson Bay."

1933: Tom Koloff died, but no copies of the 1933 newspapers are available.