History and Trivia

Browsing Stories from Alaska

The light in Alaska in particular is so beautiful. So beautiful! Such incredible light.

— Sebastiao Salgado
Alaska’s Gold Rush

Long before tour buses, cruise ships and jet planes brought travelers with dreams of fun to Alaska, thousands of hearty travelers with big dreams of striking it rich came north to Alaska. In many ways, gold put Alaska on the map. Through the 1800's, gold was discovered in all corners of the state, first by Russians and later by long-traveling, hardworking... Read More