• Created Date
  • ca. 1900
  • Description
  • 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.
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    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.