Nenana was the terminus of the Alaska Railroad in 1923 when President Harding traveled to Alaska in July 1923 to drive the "Gold Spike" signifying the completion of constructing the railroad. It is also the starting point for the riverboat operation which was developed and operated by the Railroad to ship materials and supplies to rural villages along the Yukon River. Although the last surviving riverboat can be found on display in Fairbanks, the town is still a supply center for many people up and down the Nenana and other connecting rivers.
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- Coordinates: 64.567264, -149.078368