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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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First Avenue at the height of the Iditarod gold rush

At the height of the Iditarod gold rush, First Avenue had all the earmarks of a city that could, lined with mercantile stores, cafes, hotels and other services. Lomen Brothers photo. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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