Photo: Sheep Creek Mine 1920

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2003

This postcard shows the Sheep Creek Mine buildings, part of the large Alaska-Gastineau Mining Company mill, as they looked in 1920. This "town," which is now known as Thane, was called Sheep Creek before being renamed around 1911 after Bartlett Thane, the general manager of Alaska-Gastineau Mining Company. At the apex of its mining production, the small mill town had 421 residents.

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