Alaska Gold Rush History & Genealogy

(Also spelled Huslee

Huslia originally spelled Huslee. is located on the north bank of the Koyukuk River, about 170 river miles northwest of Galena and 290 air miles west of Fairbanks. It lies at approximately 65° 41' N Latitude, 156° 24' W Longitude (Sec. 33, T004N, R012E, Kateel River Meridian). The community is located in the Nulato Recording District.
.By 1843, Russian explorers had made contact with Athabascans approximately 50 miles downriver from the current site. The Western Union Telegraph Company explored the River around 1867, and missionary activity increased after 1870. Cutoff Trading Post (also called Old Town) was established in the 1920s about 4 miles overland, or 16 river miles, from modern Huslia.

 

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