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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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Gold bricks worth $125,000

UAF-1974-42-4
Gold bricks worth $125,000 are stacked in the Assay Office of the American Bank of Alaska in Iditarod. From left is Mrs. F. W. (Emily) Herms, Dr. F. W. Herms, Sr., and an unidentified man. Dr. and Mrs. Herms were residents of the Ruby mining district in 1912-13. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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