Historic Overview of Iditarod National Historic Trail
History of the Iditarod Trail from old Newspaper Stories
Riverboats, Dog Sleds, and Airplanes: Travel in the Inland Empire
Iditarod Trail Towns of Yesteryear
Although ‘officially’ founded in 1903, the town of Seward bustled with prospectors for at least a decade prior to its incorporation.
Anchorage was just a blank spot on the map when the Seward to Iditarod government trail opened in 1910.
During the Iditarod gold rush, Knik was the last major outfitting center before stampeders struck out for mines 375 miles to the northwest.
Rather than a rough-and-tumble affair, Iditarod was a civic-minded town populated by experienced miners and merchants from the Dawson and Nome gold rushes.
Nome sprang into existence almost overnight with the discovery of gold by the “three lucky Swedes” in 1898.