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random bits from the past via Seattle newspapers
( #1907 #nome #history #alaska #bones #00s )
October 27th, 1907

October 27th, 1907

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( #1900 #death #alaska #nome #foxes #00s )
June 22nd, 1900

June 22nd, 1900

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June 22nd, 1900

June 22nd, 1900

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( #gold #nome #ad #interbay #00s #1902 )
Got some gold dust?  You just may be able to eat tonight.  But, that’s about it.
May 13th, 1902

Got some gold dust?  You just may be able to eat tonight.  But, that’s about it.

May 13th, 1902

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( #usps #postal service #nome #mail #00s #1901 )
Mail was a very, very big deal way back when.  Now, apparently, not so much. 
July 29th, 1901

Mail was a very, very big deal way back when.  Now, apparently, not so much. 

July 29th, 1901

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March 22nd, 1900

March 22nd, 1900

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( #Denver #Hokey Pokey White #Nome #Seattle #entertainment #mining #00s #1900 )
Old Hokey Pokey White, the Entertainer from here to Denver and all the way to Nome.  Nothing comes up on a google search for this “character”.  If the Denver Post would like to chime in, we’d be all ears.
January 12th, 1900

Old Hokey Pokey White, the Entertainer from here to Denver and all the way to Nome.  Nothing comes up on a google search for this “character”.  If the Denver Post would like to chime in, we’d be all ears.

January 12th, 1900

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( #1900 #00s #ad #nome #alaska )
Just some of the many Nome-related ads appearing in one issue of the paper.   Nome?!  At one point Nome was the most populous city in Alaska.   Its highest official population was 12,488 in the 1900 census, but estimates are that it hit 20,000 between 1900 and 1909.    
Per wikipedia: “[In 1899] gold was found in the beach sands for dozens of miles along the coast at Nome, which spurred the stampede to new heights. Thousands more people poured into Nome during the spring of 1900 aboard steamships from the ports of Seattle and San Francisco. By 1900, a tent city on the beaches and on the treeless coast reached 30 miles, from Cape Rodney to Cape Nome.”
That fun didn’t last long though.  By 1920 the population was down to under 900.   But by 2007 the population had finally skyrocketed to a whopping 3,600 people.  
(And yes, this is the same Nome related to the “alien abductions” depicted in the movie The Fourth Kind.) 
April 28th, 1900

Just some of the many Nome-related ads appearing in one issue of the paper.   Nome?!  At one point Nome was the most populous city in Alaska.   Its highest official population was 12,488 in the 1900 census, but estimates are that it hit 20,000 between 1900 and 1909.    

Per wikipedia: “[In 1899] gold was found in the beach sands for dozens of miles along the coast at Nome, which spurred the stampede to new heights. Thousands more people poured into Nome during the spring of 1900 aboard steamships from the ports of Seattle and San Francisco. By 1900, a tent city on the beaches and on the treeless coast reached 30 miles, from Cape Rodney to Cape Nome.”

That fun didn’t last long though.  By 1920 the population was down to under 900.   But by 2007 the population had finally skyrocketed to a whopping 3,600 people.  

(And yes, this is the same Nome related to the “alien abductions” depicted in the movie The Fourth Kind.) 

April 28th, 1900

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