This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2003

In Alaska

• In 1949, A gold rush started as reports arrived of pea-sized nuggets found on the Yukon River, 160 miles north of Fairbanks. It was known as the Fishwheel Strike.

• In 1974, The Snettisham Hydroelectric Project near Juneau won the coveted "Army Chief of Engineers Distinguished Design Award for Engineering."

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