Alaska Gold Rush History & Genealogy

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Knik was once the landing/supply point for mines in the Talkeetna mts./Hatcher pass area it served Grubstake and Willow creek. The town was founded around the turn of the century at an existing indian village. By 1915 it had about 500 white families. That year the Govt. began the Alaska RR. which bypassed Knik and the town died. In 1902 George Palmer received the mail contract. Some buildings were moved to Wasilla at the railhead. The town was deserted by 1919 except Palmers store. Submitted by: Carl Birdsell




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