Started as a flag stop at the junction of the Parks and Denali Highways. Strong Native American population. The
original town is off the Parks Highway. Flightseeing, fishing, berry picking along the road right-of-way.
Dozens of railways were incorporated in Alaska and Canada during the years from 1898 to the 1920’s.
of tracks that were built didn’t last very long. Some, like a coal track to Chickaloon, were spur lines for the Alaska
Railroad. You can still see abandoned trains in the middle of the tundra if you visit Nome.
Even the 8.5 miles of track built in 1900 on the Homer Spit to carry coal was shut down by 1907.
The big plans to carry Alaska’s raw material to market quickly collapsed. Only two railroads, the
White Pass & Yukon and Alaska Railroad have survived to the present.
How to tell Reindeer from Caribou
An Alaska Science Forum article on the difference between caribou and reindeer. This could be subtle, imprecise, or nonexistent, depending on your
viewpoint. (The two animals share the same Latin name, for instance; so in the eyes of science, there's no difference at all.) The question is
relevant here because Cantwell was home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Reindeer Research Station.
Alaska Mining Links
A definitive collection of Alaska mining links. Both State sponsored and personal sites.