December 5, 2019 admin

1885

The mining community of Sunrise was established along the banks of Sixmile Creek as a result of the gold rush. For a brief time, Sunrise was the largest community in Alaska. All that remains is Point Comfort Cemetery.

 

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  1. Sunrise Hotel (Courtesy of the Alaska State Library, William S. Norton Collection, P226-478)
  2. Community of Sunrise (Courtesy of the Anchorage Museum, F.H. Moffit #196, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado)