In The Shadow of Kennecott
The Forgotten Mining Camps of the Wrangell Mountain Region
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Kennecott was one of the richest ore bodies ever discovered, and yielded most of the region's mineral wealth. However, significant exploration and mining development occurred elsewhere in the district at the Mother Lode on the east side of Bonanza Ridge; the Green Butte on McCarthy Creek; the Westover on a tributary of Dan Creek; and the Valdez on a tributary of the Kuskulana. Click on the above link to learn about these and other lesser known mining operations and enjoy historical photos of the camps and structures.
Did You Know?
More than just a National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias, along with Glacier Bay, Kluane National Park, and Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park make up a 24 million acre World Heritage Site, one of the largest protected areas on earth.