Wiseman (pop 20) This historic gold rush town was established in 1907, Wiseman’s hey-day was from 1911 to 1915. There was no mining in the actual town, however Wiseman attracted prospectors from outlying creeks wishing to provide or receive services. The town grew very quickly; a few cabins, a school and even a post office were brought upriver by sled from Coldfoot to support the population swell. In the grand tradition of mining towns, as the claims stopped producing, the residents moved on. Today, there are around 20 year-round residents. Be sure to tour Wiseman’s historic buildings, which still stand today.