September 24, 2012

Nome, Alaska in Pictures: Part II

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

My husband Jackie and I in front of Nome's gigantic gold pan on the town square.

Here are some more pictures from the two months which my husband and I recently spent working in Nome, Alaska. Today I thought I’d share some pictures of the town square, which is called Anvil City Square. The town square is adorned with several items which honor the town’s gold mining history (a giant gold pan, gold dredge buckets, statues of the people who first discovered the gold, and information signs) and the famous Iditarod¬†sled dog race (statues and information signs), which ends in Nome. You can find more pictures of Nome in Part I here.¬†Enjoy!

Another view of the town square. The town square is edged with metal gold dredge buckets which have been turned into flower pots.

Another view of the town square showing the giant gold pan and the statues of "The Three Lucky Swedes."

Making friends with one of the lucky Swedes... I hear he's rich!

Jackie and I checking out some of the Three Lucky Swedes' gold.

A sign about the Three Lucky Swedes and their gold discovery in Nome. There are many such informational signs around Nome. I'm not sure who was responsible for putting them up, but they are much appreciated! Click to enlarge the picture if you want to try to read the sign.

A closer view of the pictures of the Three Lucky Swedes on the information sign.

They say that even the flower pots in Nome contain gold... perhaps that's because all the flower pots are old gold dredge buckets!

For those who don’t know, this is what a gold dredge looks like:

An abandoned gold dredge about a two hour drive outside of Nome. Note the buckets on the right side of the dredge.

A closer view of some dredge buckets on the dredge in the above picture.

I’ll be writing more about some of Nome’s gold dredges in a later post, so stay tuned!

Posing with some Iditarod sled dogs.

And Jackie and I thought we were clever and had thought up that slogan...

That’s all for now– hope you enjoyed!