In-Nome-Alaska

Nome History

Nome was formaly founded in 1898 when gold was discovered. Thousands of “ninety-eighters” came looking for there fortune. The settlers brought schools, technology, steam trains, supplies and churches.

Balto of Nome -The Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, Nome, Alaska
Balto of Nome –The Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum, Nome, Alaska

Mail delivery was impossible by horse, but very successful by dog sled. The very well-know Iditarod Dog Sled Race began on the an inland trail during the gold-rush. The finish line was moved to Nome in 1973. The race is 1150 miles and takes 9 -12 days to complete.

Iditarod Dog Sled race Finish Line in Nome, AK
Iditarod Dog Sled Race Finish Line in Nome, AK