King Mountain is the next hillside on the west side of the valley where it is easy to see the multiple cuts across its slopes for much of the year. Most cuts are manmade ditches that once brought water to Nome’s gold fields for hydraulic mining operations. However, one cut is the old rail bed of the Seward Peninsula Railroad, a narrow-gauge track used to transport people and equipment to the Kougarok gold fields. The line ended at the Kuzitrin River with a spur to Bunker Hill farther upriver. The railroad remained in operation into the mid-1900s.

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Latitude: 64.59605
Longitude: -165.33548
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