Leffingwell Camp Site National Historic Landmark

Worksheds and houses on Flaxman Island, Alaska, during winter
Dwelling house and sheds on Flaxman Island, 1910

U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library

Quick Facts

Location:
Flaxman Island, Alaska
Significance:
Ernest de Koven Leffingwell, geologist and arctic explorer, conducted his pioneer scientific research and explorations here.
Designation:
National Historic Landmark designated on June 2, 1978
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
No
MANAGED BY:
North Slope Borough

From 1907 to 1914, this site on the arctic coast of Alaska was the headquarters of Ernest de Koven Leffingwell, geologist and arctic explorer. From here, Leffingwell conducted his pioneer scientific research and explorations. During this time, he produced the first accurate map of the coast between Point Barrow and Demarcation Bay, as well as being the first person to study the phenomenon of permafrost.

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