BALTO'S TRUE STORY

History of the 1925 Nome Serum Run

Gold Mining

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The Nome beachfront in 1908, with prospectors working sluice boxes in the surf (probably employees of one of the gold mining companies), and panners working the sand. The panners were mostly in business for themselves. And in those days, finding bits of gold in the sand wasn't as difficult as it is today.
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