Long line of people in front of post office, Nome, Alaska, ca. 1900
Nome, Alaska is one of the state's oldest cities and was incorporated on April 9, 1901. The city experienced a population boom in 1898 and 1899 when gold was discovered on nearby Anvil Creek. In 1934 Nome suffered a disastrous fire and during World War II it was an important stop for planes traveling to Russia for the Lend/Lease program. Today it is known for being the finish spot for the Iditarod sled-dog race.
Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2008
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.