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Summer View of the Iditarod Checkpoint

March 7, 2013

Iditarod, the namesake of the dogsled race to Nome, doesn’t get a lot of visitors, and there is very little left standing that alludes to the gold rush-era importance the town once had, but it was once a bustling hub on the Historic Iditarod Trail that many prospectors journeyed through as they searched for the riches Alaska had to offer,  In the summer of 2011, APRN’s Josh Edge and KSKA’s Kristin Spack had a chance to go out to the ghost towns of Iditarod and Flat, located about 10 miles apart, with Kevin Keeler, from the Bureau of Land Management. Here’s a sneak peak inside Iditarod and once of it’s focal points, the N.C. Store.

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