The Oldest General Store In Alaska Has A Fascinating History

Alaskans are known for our resilience. We are not afraid of taking on the unforgiving elements that surround us and we are champs at braving the storm, time and time again. The fascinating story behind one of the oldest general stores in Alaska has us believing that our structural integrities follow suit with that of the Alaskan people. This building has been around for over 100 years. On top of that, it has been totally transformed into a popular attraction that people flock from all around the world to enjoy each year. Prepare to be amazed!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

While we’re on the topic of the incredibly unique town of McCarthy, be sure to check out the grim footage captured at this abandoned Alaska copper mine. If you’re a local, you might also enjoy reading about these 25 things that are actually really frustrating about living in the last frontier.