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Migration North to Alaska

Natural Resources

Gold was not the only valuable natural resource that encouraged migration to Alaska. Silver, copper, oil, coal, and other minerals were plentiful, and Alaska was rich in timber, fish and other marine and wildlife.

  Red Question Mark  Did the discovery of natural resources encourage migration to your state or town?  

The Documents

Three-ton Nugget
of Native Copper

Miners with 3 Ton Copper Nugget
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National Archives and Records Administration
Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer
Record Group 111

 


Logs on Railroad Cars

Logs on Railroad Cars
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National Archives and Records Administration
Records of the Forest Service
Record Group 95

 


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