There’s No Place Like Nome: Alaska’s Wild West on the Looney Front, Part 1

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Now do you want to know how Nome – without road connections, on the Bering Sea, in far west Alaska, 102 miles south of the Arctic Circle, only 161 miles from Siberia – got its name? You don’t? Well, here it is anyway.

Way back in the 19th century a map maker marked the unnamed location ‘? Name,’ and a succeeding copier mistook the ‘?’ for C for cape, and misread the ‘a’ as ‘o.’ So there you go, Nome.

Approaching Nome on the Bering Sea

With barely 4,000 people, more than half of them Yup’ik and other Inuit, Nome read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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