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By Rose Ragsdale
Mining News Contributing Writer 

Chandalar possesses glowing legacy

Century-old heritage of discovery meets modern push for development in remote Brooks Range gold mining district


Last updated 6/19/2005 at Noon

In the waning days of the Klondike Gold Rush, the Arctic tundra far to the north gave birth to another Alaska gold mining legend. Japanese sailor Frank Yasuda left a whaling vessel to make his home among the Inupiat people at Point Barrow.

A few years later, disease and hardship had decimated the village of Barrow.

Yasuda, an enterprising fellow, and his young Inupiat wife, Eneveloe, joined a...

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