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Return to:   The Iditarod Trail - In 1908, hopeful miners throughout Alaska and the Yukon flooded the Iditarod region following the discovery of gold on Otter Creek. Within a year the main camp in the gold fields developed at Flat.
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Team fresh from the Iditarod goldfields

Photographer Lillie N. Gordon photographed a team fresh from the Iditarod goldfields after arriving in Seward with a load of gold dust. The photo captions reads "1/2 ton gold dust largest shipment ever carrie by dog team in alaska value $210,000. Consigned to Brown and Hawkins arrived in Seward From Iditarod Dec 23, 1910." Seward Community Library Association

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