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Statue in Anvil Square
Jafet Lindbert, Erik Lindbolm and John Bryneston, discoverd gold in 1898, at Anvil Creek, near present day Nome. They had no idea what their discovery would cause.
Within a few months, every man with a dream of riches was heading north for the Gold Rush. Nome was actually the largest city in Alaska for a short period.
The Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving & showcasing the Nome Gold Rush, Bering Strait Eskimo, aviation as well as contemporary history & culture associated with Nome, Alaska & the Bering Strait region of Western Alaska. The Museum exists to promote & provide education & research to everyone from elementary school children to international visitors & researchers.
The Museum owns an extensive historical photograph collection with over 14,000 images that are available to purchase for publication or personal use
Address: 223 Front Street
Phone: (907) 443-6630
This city practically exploded overnight when GOLD was discovered in the area.
The annual dog-sled race that travels from Anchorage to Nome obviously ends here. It must be the most exciting time of year!
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