GHAA will be able to verify the exact day of the month of this trip and identify more items on board as Abraham and "Les" Parker's logs are documented and archived.
"Honeymooners" Glen & Nell Parker dropped their load at Ptarmigan Creek and went on to cruise Glacier Bay, having been married at the A. L. Parker homestead in Gustavus, Alaska only 2 1/2 weeks before.
Shortly thereafter, prospecting near Ptarmigan Creek with his father Abraham, Leslie "Les" Parker discovered the "Leroy" gold vein on July 2, 1938 and staked his claim.
A complete time-line and details of the locating of the Leroy mine and the subsequent commercial (leased) mining operation (early to mid 40's) in Glacier Bay with the Leroy Mining Company (contracted by Leslie "Les" Parker) will be told over time in the pages of www.GustavusHistory.Org.
Leslie Parker owned the Leroy gold claim in Glacier Bay, Alaska and managed its operations throughout all its revolving phases until the early 1950's when he offered the claim to his brothers, Glen and/or Bert Parker (an interesting story with supporting documents yet to be told).
Bert Parker, as the new owner of the claim, almost immediately brought a law suit against the Leroy Mining Company, who responded by filing a counter suit against Bert Parker.
GHAA will make available on these Gustavus history pages all the logs, journals, old personal letters, and other original documents, including the complete transcripts of court proceedings (in Juneau, Alaska) of the 1950's law suit (including the Judge's final decree) that will tell the entire story of the Leroy Mine from its location claim by Leslie Parker on July 2, 1938 until the 1950's with Bert Parker as the new claim owner.