Nome (Alaska)

Unorganized Borough


Nome is a city in Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.

The region of Nome was used by the Inupiat for centuries for hunting, but there was never a fixed settlement. 1889 found the Sweden Japheth Lindberg, Erik Lindblöm and John Brynteson gold near the present-day Nome, triggered the Nome Gold Rush ( 1896 Klondike Gold Rush had begun ). As a result, a settlement that had 1899 10.000 inhabitants arose.

Large fires in 1905 and 1934 and severe storms in 1900, 1913, 1945 and 1974 destroyed the gold rush architecture of the city, no more of the remains today.

Nome is the destination of the Iditarod, the longest sled dog race in the world. Home is on the 1st Saturday in March in Anchorage. The first teams to reach the 1500 km distant goal after nine days. The race commemorates the dogsled relays, transported to the early 20th century on the Iditarod Trail goods and mail. Even the dramatic transport of serum to combat a diphtheria epidemic that broke out in January 1925 in the city is brought into connection with the famous dog sled race.

Nome was in The Simpsons - The Movie mentioned in a scene. (Marge knits a blanket with the words Nome Sweet Nome in a cabin in Alaska - an allusion to the English " Home Sweet Home" ( " Home sweet home alone !") ).

Also, the movie " The Fourth Kind " ( The Fourth Kind ) plays in the city of Nome. The movie is about an alien abduction. The makers of the film say it is based on facts. Although the film is set in Nome, but was turned elsewhere.

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