Alaska Gold Rush History & Genealogy

(Also known as: Buffalo Center)


In 1904, the U.S. Army Signal Corps built the McCarty Telegraph station on a site near a roadhouse established the previous year at the confluence of the Tanana and Delta rivers. The Chisana gold strike of 1913 brought many hopeful prospectors to the area. In the 1920s, many American Bison were brought to the area, and in 1927 the name was changed to Buffalo Center.
In 1942, five miles south of Deltana, Fort Greely was constructed.

 

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