We would like to thank Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Organization (KMTA) for the grant that allowed us to digitize our collections. If you have any further questions about the photos presented on this page or the physical collections of the museum, please write to the museum via the contact form on this website.
In the last couple of centuries, gold has played a crucial role in the attraction to the Crow Creek area. Since the 1800s, miners have rushed to it, in the form of nuggets and dust, with their pans and sluice boxes. By the late 1950s, Alyeska Resort's international popularity brought another rush--this time for world-renowned athletes seeking to reap gold, in the form of medals, with nothing but a pair of skis or snowboard.
Page edited by Samantha Sink, project-archivist of the Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum, on 2013 Oct 10.