Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
PETER ROBICHAUD is a resident
of Lakeside, Washington, and engaged in mining in the Chelan mining districts.
His property is located not far from Safety Harbor. He has five claims
with H. H. Hunt which run from five to one hundred and sixteen dollars
per ton in gold, silver and copper.
Peter Robichaud was born in Maine on June
15, 1854. His parents, Charles and Allen (LePoint) Robichaud, were
natives of Canada and are now deceased. Two brothers and one sister
were the other members of the family, Joseph, Fred and Allen, all in Canada.
In 1878, Mr. Robichaud left Canada and came to Michigan and there was engaged
in lumbering for two years. We next see him in King county, Minnesota,
where bridge building occupied him, being employed on the Great Northern
and Northern Pacific railroads until 1892. In that year, Mr. Robichaud
came to Chelan and turned his attention to prospecting and the result has
been as stated above, and his claims promise in the near future to become
one of the large shippers of the county. In addition to prospecting
Mr. Robichaud has given considerable attention to carpentering and ship
Fraternally he is affiliated with the I. 0.
0. F. and in political matters is a Democrat. Mr. Robichaud has never
seen fit to embark on the matrimonial sea and is still classed with the
celebatarians of this section.