Alaska Gold Rush History & Genealogy

Brevig Mission (Sitaisaq or Sinauraq in Iñupiaq) is a city on the Seward Penninsula near Nome.
The 1918 influenza virus (Spanish flu) pandemic outbreak was by far the most devastating single disease outbreak in modern history, killing 50 to 100 million people during an 18-month period. In Brevig Mission alone, it killed 72 out of 80 residents in a 5 day period.
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