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Apollo-Sitka gold mine Unga Island Alaska Aleutian Islands Aleut history mining

Forgotten chain of Alaska mining history

After the United States' purchase of Alaska, and before the boom brought on by the Klondike Gold Rush, a small island just off the Alaska Peninsula would have gold-bearing quartz... — Updated 4/30/2021 Full story

 
Alaska Commercial Company mining history Klondike Gold Rush ACC Store

The Alaskan business as old as America

"Less than a year after the formal transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States, there was formed under California law a corporation named the Alaska Commercial Company. Its home... — Updated 1/28/2021 Full story

 
Wheels On Ice Edward R. Jesson Dawson City Nome bicycle Terrence Cole

Thousand-mile ride from Dawson to Nome

Over a century ago, a gold rush pioneer set out on an incredible journey of more than one thousand miles across the breadth of Alaska upon his two-wheeled iron steed, braving the brutal... — Updated 1/18/2021 Full story

 
Hyder Alaska Stewart B.C. Canada COVID-19 mining history gold rush

Friendliest mining ghost town in Alaska

Resting on the eastern fringe of the Misty Fjords National Monument, at the head of Portland Canal, the Southeast Alaska mining town of Hyder survives through a symbiotic relationship... — Updated 12/3/2020 Full story

 

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