Summer View of the Iditarod Checkpoint

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, ┬áIn 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.