Anchorage Tent City Memories

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Over 2,000 prospective workers and merchants assembled at the mouth of Ship Creek.

And more were arriving every day.

A “tent City” quickly sprang up. It was filled with a rag-tag collection of tents and temporary wood buildings. The conditions were rugged and unsanitary.

What Caused This Rush?… It Wasn’t Gold

May - June of 1914

11 survey parties …

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