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George Lux and the Klondike
Posted by: Georgena Kolstad (ID *****1678) Date: September 20, 2007 at 10:14:54
In Reply to: George Lux Family Oregon, Canada & NY connection ? by Kathleen Lux-Orem of 371

My mother was Delilah Lux and her father, my Grandpa was Phillip Delmar Lux and I had heard from my mother's sister that my Great-grandfather, George Lux, had left his family to search for gold in Northern Canada in the Klondike gold-rush. He is mentioned in the book, "The mad trapper of Rat River". He wasn't the "Mad Trapper" but was included as an example of how these men retreated from society and lived alone in the woods. Apparently he had got a splinter in his eye while chopping wood and wouldn't get help until a passing native told someone in the North West Mounted Police and they came and got him and took him to a hospital and he returned to his cabin and his solitary life afterwards. I also was told that he was returning to his family when he died. I wasn't sure if this story was true or not but after seeing your posting, it adds more credability to the story.
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