A prospector pans beach sand along the coast of what soon will turn into the boom town of Nome, Alaska. When gold was first discovered along the shore here in 1899 it was so plentiful that simple panning was the best method for concentrating gold.
A 100 years later, underwater miner Zeke Tenhoff has set up his summer yurt home along this same stretch of Nome beach.
Credits: Library of Congress
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