Photographs, pp. 221, 223.

Bureau of Land Management

Federal Aviation Administration and Weather Service Housing (Kotzebue)


Sue C. Wrenn

Left: Front Street, Nome at the end of the Iditarod Race, March 25 and 26, 1976.

". . . Once a sea of tents extending for 30 miles along the coast with a depth of only a few hundred feet, Nome's linear extent is now only a fraction of what it once was and development in greater depth has also taken place. . . . In relation to Alaska's major population centers, Nome is remote. The city lies approximately 535 miles northwest of Anchorage and 520 miles west of Fairbanks, while Kotzebue, the nearest regional center, is 180 miles to the northeast. Because of its remoteness from the major population centers of the state, Nome has become a base of operation for government agencies serving the needs of Northwest Alaska, particularly those involved in transportation and communications activities and those concerned with assisting the Eskimo people of this region." Alaska State Housing Authority 1968.

[Alaska Regional Profiles, Northwest Region, pp.221-223]

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