The Story Behind This Remote Town In Alaska Will Fascinate You

The northern Alaska town of Nome is located on the southern Seward Peninsula coast and is home to a population of roughly 4,000 year-round residents. The town’s location on the Norton Sound of the Bering Sea makes it very exposed to treacherous, temperamental weather patterns. These challenges coupled with the fact that Nome is extremely isolated and difficult to access during the winter months, makes the area very susceptible to becoming the victim of circumstance.

In fact, in 1925 this was exactly the case. Nearly the entire Native Alaskan community was swept out from a deadly disease, that was until a brave and resilient group of sled dogs stepped up and saved the fate of the community. This courageous story is one that would eventually go on to be remembered and cherished for a lifetime.

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