Amalga is a former gold-mining town outside of Juneau, Alaska.[1][2] The area is now part of the Tongass National Forest.[3] The Library of Congress has a photograph of Amalga by Winter & Pond in its collection.[4] The area was once homesteaded and farmed.[5] A horse tram brought goods delivered by steamship to the mine.

Amalga had a post office near the Eagle River Mine. Amalga was established in 1902 and abandoned by 1927.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Amalga (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ "You searched for Amalga - The Alaska Life".
  3. ^ "Juneau's Hidden History: Amalga, Juneau's ghost town - Juneau Empire". 28 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Amalga, Alaska". Library of Congress.
  5. ^ (U.S.), Alaska Agricultural Experiment Stations (26 November 2018). "Report of the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Stations". U.S. Government Printing Office – via Google Books.
  6. ^ Orth, Donald J. (26 November 1967). Dictionary of Alaska Place Names. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 69 – via Internet Archive. amalga alaska.

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