Memorial sign at Hajec Landing (or Hajek Landing), near Eagle City
In memory of Joe Hajec (Polack Joe)
One of the last of a tough, independent
breed of men that have vanished
along with the Last Frontier.
Shot and killed along with his mining
partner Dewayne Bowers on 22 Dec.
1977 while working his claim on
the South Fork of the 40 Mile
Joe Hajek was a well known character in the Eagle-Chicken area. He was shot in a mining dispute.
Nobody in Eagle cares to talk about it much anymore...