Alaska Gold Rush History & Genealogy

Gakona is located at 62°18'17?N 145°16'24?W62.30472°N 145.27333°W (62.301940, -145.30194)[1] (Sec. 18, T006N, R001E, Copper River Meridian). Gakona is located in the Chitina Recording District. Gakona is located in the center of Copper Valley, surrounded by mountains and the famous Copper River.
Gakona is at the confluence of the Copper and Gakona Rivers, 15 miles northeast of Glennallen.

In 1904 Doyle's Roadhouse was constructed at the junction of the Valdez-Eagle and Valdez-Fairbanks Trails, and became an essential stopping point for travelers. There was also a post office, stagecoach station and blacksmith shop here. Some buildings are still standing. Gakona Lodge was built in 1929.



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