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Historic photos from Nome, Alaska

A Guide to Modern Nome, Alaska


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Deep water is a long way offshore at Nome, so long shuttles in small boats were required during the gold rush.


Deep water is a long way offshore at Nome, so long shuttles in small boats were required during the gold rush.

Passenger Train on the Seward Peninsula


"Passenger Train on the Seward Peninsula."

First Passenger Train over Nome River Bridge


"First Passenger Train over Nome River Bridge."

Nome, seen from a hot-air balloon in 1900


Nome, seen from a hot-air balloon in 1900. This postcard was published by Edward H. Mitchell of San Francisco.

'An Arctic Musher.' Nome 1900.


"An Arctic Musher." Nome 1900.

'Eskimo woman hitting the pipe.' Photo by F. H. Nowell of Nome.


"Eskimo Woman 'Hitting the Pipe'." Photo by F. H. Nowell of Nome.

A team of huskies along the Snake River, Alaska.


A team of huskies towing a boat up the Snake River. Published by the B.B. Dobbs Photographic Supply Stores of Nome in 1906.

Four Beauties from Cape Prince of Wales with Sled Reindeer of the American Missionary Association herd.


"Four Beauties from Cape Prince of Wales with Sled Reindeer of the American Missionary Association herd."

Candle City, looking up Keewalik River.


"Candle City, looking up Keewalik River."

Cascade Falls, near Cape Cheerful.


"Cascade Falls, near Cape Cheerful."

Below - "Gold Mining at Cape Nome, Alaska"

Historic stereoview - Gold mining at Cape Nome, Alaska

Below - "The Esquimaux at Home"

Historic stereoview - Eskimos at Nome, Alaska



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