A Historic Gold Mine
A Visit to Independence Mine Independence Mine, high in the mountains east of Wasilla, was a working gold mine until World War II. Today it is a park. All but a few of its buildings are boarded up or have been reduced to rubble.
A squirrel (lower corner of far right picture) emerges from the bunkhouse (upper left), which is closed to larger visitors. The boards on the bunkhouse windows have been painted silver.
A visitor looks into the mine's entrance shaft. which is still half-buried in snow in early summer (lower left).
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