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Kennecott Mine

The ruins of the 1900-era Kennicott copper mine in Wrangell-St Elias National Park

For the history buff, Kennecott Mine is a must. The mine is located off the McCarthy Road and lies within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Perched on the side of Bonanza Ridge next to Kennicott Glacier, the mill town was built by Kennecott Copper Corporation in 1907. (An early-day misspelling made the mining company Kennecott, while the region, river and settlement are Kennicott.) When the copper market died down in 1938, the company essentially abandoned the site, leaving it as a virtual ghost town. Tours into some of the historic red buildings are available through private operators.Kennicott/McCarthy

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