Alaska Gold Rush History & Genealogy

AKA Moose Village & Moose Creek
Stony River is located on the north bank of the Kuskokwim River, 2 miles north of its junction with the Stony River. The village is 100 miles east of Aniak, 185 miles northeast of Bethel, and 225 miles west of Anchorage. It lies at approximately 61° 47' N Latitude, 156° 35' W Longitude (Sec. 31, T020N, R040W, Seward Meridian). The community is located in the Kuskokwim Recording District.
Also known as Moose Village and Moose Creek, it began as a trading post and riverboat landing to supply mining operations to the north. The first trading post opened in 1930, and a post office was established in 1935. Area Natives used these facilities, but it wasn't until the early 1960s that families established year-round residency and a school was constructed. Approximately 75 people lived in the village in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.



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