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Nenana

Nenana is a city located in the Yukon – Koyukuk Census tract in the US state of Alaska. In the 2010 Census it had a population of 378 residents and a population density of 24.52 people per kmē.3 The main tributary of the Yukon River is located on the banks of the Tanana River.

History

Nenana is in the western-most portion of the Tanana Athabascan Indian Territory. It was first known as Tortella, an interpretation of the Indian word "Toghotthele," which means "mountain that parallels the river." Early explorers such as Allen, Harper and Bates first entered the Tanana Valley in 1875 and 1885. However, the Tanana people were used to contact with Europeans, due to trading tours to the Tanana village, where the Russians bartered the western goods for furs. The discovery of gold at Fairbanks in 1902 brought intense activity to the region. A trading post / roadhouse was built by Jim Duque in 1903, to supply river travelers and to trade with the Indians. St. Mark's Episcopal Mission and School were built upriver in 1905. Native children from other communities, such as Minto, Alaska, attended school in Nenana. A post office opened in 1908. Before 1909, there were about 12,000 residents in the Fairbanks area, most exhausted by gold mining activities. In 1915, the construction of the Alaska Railroad doubled the population of Nenana. The community incorporated as a city in 1921. The railroad depot was completed in 1923, when President Warren Harding drove the Golden Point at the north end of the 700-foot Steel Bridge over the Tanana River. Nenana now had a transportation link to Fairbanks and Seward. According to local records, 5,000 residents lived in Nenana during this time, however the completion of the railroad was followed by an economic depression. The population was registered in 1930 at 291. In 1961, the Clear Air Force Station was built 21 miles southwest, and many civilian contractors switched from Nenana. A road was built to the south to the clearing, but to the north, vehicles were ferried across the Tanana River. In 1967 the community was devastated by one of the largest floods ever recorded in the valley. In 1968, a $ 6 million bridge was completed across the Tanana River, which gave the city a road link to Fairbanks and replaced the river ferry. The George Parks Highway was completed in 1971, which provided a shorter, direct route to Anchorage. A road was built to the south to the clearing, but to the north, vehicles were ferried across the Tanana River. In 1967 the community was devastated by one of the largest floods ever recorded in the valley. In 1968, a $ 6 million bridge was completed across the Tanana River, which gave the city a road link to Fairbanks and replaced the river ferry. The George Parks Highway was completed in 1971, which provided a shorter, direct route to Anchorage. A road was built to the south to the clearing, but to the north, vehicles were ferried across the Tanana River. In 1967 the community was devastated by one of the largest floods ever recorded in the valley. In 1968, a $ 6 million bridge was completed across the Tanana River, which gave the city a road link to Fairbanks and replaced the river ferry. The George Parks Highway was completed in 1971, which provided a shorter, direct route to Anchorage.

Geography

Nenana is located at coordinates 64 ° 32′17 ″ N 149 ° 4′19 ″ W. According to the United States Census Bureau, Nenana has a total area of 15.42 kmē, of which 15.27 kmē correspond to the mainland and (0.96%) 0.15 kmē is water.4 It is located 133 meters above sea level. the Yukon River basin in which Nenana appears on its main tributary, the Tanana River

Climate

It has a sub-arctic climate, characterized by very cold winters that last approximately 7 months (from October to April) and that covers an average temperatures of -15 ° C, since the city is located in central Alaska, far from regulatory currents. of air and the ocean, the dry air agglomerates on the nearby slopes, causing it to fall as snow showers as the days go by. The temperature usually drops below -40 ° C in the frosty season. Summers are cool, with temperatures generally ranging between 6 ° C and 19 ° C, sometimes exceeding 25 ° C.

Culture

Nenana residents have sponsored a lottery, called the Nenana Ice Classic to pick the date and time to the nearest minute when the ice covering the nearby Tanana River breaks, thus signaling the start of spring. This lottery began in 1917 when a group of surveyors working for the Alaska Railroad spent the time they spent waiting for the river to open and the boats with the fountains to reach them forming a betting pool. Interest in the pool continued, and spread across Alaska. This lottery has paid out nearly $ 10 million in prize money with the pool winning in recent years which was close to $ 300,000. A federally-recognized tribe is located in the community - the Nenana Native Association. Nenana was the term for the 1925 serum run to Nome,

Population

As of the census of 2000, there were 402 people, 171 households, and 87 families residing in the city. The population density was 25.7 / kmē (66.6 / miē). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 13.4 / kmē (34.8 / miē). The racial makeup of the city was 50.75% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 41.04% Native American, 0.50% Asian, and 7.46% from two or more races. 2.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 171 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female head of household without presence of the husband and 49.1% were non-families. 42.1% of all the households were made up of individuals and 17.5% have an elderly person over 65 years of age. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.30. In the city the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44 , 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% were older than 65 years. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 112.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 118.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $ 33,333, and the median income for a family was $ 40,938. Males had a median income of $ 46,125 versus $ 26,094 for females. Per capita income for the city was $ 17,334. About 13.4% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of whom are under 18 years of age and 19.4% of those are over 65 years of age.

Facilities, utilities, schools and health care

The water is derived from two wells, treated and distributed via circulating loops. A gravity piped system collects the wastewater, which is treated in a secondary treatment plant. Most of the city is connected with piped water and sewer system - 215 homes and school are served. The remaining homes have individual wells and septic systems. Trash is collected by a private firm, and hauled to the New Town of Denali Regional Landfill, located south of Anderson. Electricity is provided by the Golden Valley Electric Association. There is a school that provides K-12 education (230 students) and the Nenana Living Student Center (one of the three state boarding schools for high school students) with students from around the state that it serves. to the local school. The school attracts students and families because of its extensive arts (music, arts, and program performance), academic quality, and vocational studies. The city has a quality library with a full time librian, internet access and full library services including interlibrary loan services. The health clinic services are provided by the Nenana Native Clinic (832-5247). A regional hospital is located in nearby Fairbanks. Specialized services: Railbelt Mental Health and Addiction Services. The emergency services have access from the highway, the river and the airport. Emergency service (fire / EMT) is provided calling 911, volunteers and a health aide Auxiliary health care is provided by Nenana Volunteer Fire / EMS (832-5632) or Fairbanks Hospitals. The Police Service is provided by the State Troopers (832-5554) - Alaska Emerency Number (800-811-0911).

Economy and Transportation

Over 40% of the year-round jobs are government-funded, including the city, the tribe, the Nenana school district, the Yukon-Koyukuk school district, and highway maintenance. Of the point. The Golden Valley Electric Association has a regional office located in Nenana. Nenana is a strong choice for locating regional and state offices due to a rural village type lifestyle yet close proximity to Fairbanks on the main north-south George Parks highway. Affortable cover and low rents. A quality school is favored by families with children of school age. Nenana has a strong private sector economy as the center of the rail-to-river barge transportation center for the interior. Yutana Barge Lines are the main private employer in Nenana, supplying villages along the Tanana and Yukon rivers each summer with cargo and fuel. The city also attracts independent travelers with fuel and fountains, Alaska Railroad Museum, Railroad Golden Point Historic Park and Interpretive Center, Episcopal Church, Iditarod Historic Dog Kennels, and a replica of the sternwheeler Nenana. A heritage center has local cultural and history displays - open during the summer tourist season (May-September). Nenana is a dog mushing center with a number of world class teams training in the area. A number of large farms produce quality and specialized crops in some of the best growing conditions in Alaska. The Classic Nenana Ice Administration provides employment for nearly 100 locals during the counting and tabulation of tickets providing chances on when the Tanana River breakup in the spring. 27 residents see commercial fishing permits. A large number of native and foreign households rely on subsistence foods, such as salmon, elk, caribou, bear, waterfowl and berries. Taxes: Sales: 4%, Property: 12.0 Mills, Specials: None Nenana has excellent air, river, road and railroad access. The George Parks Highway provides road access to Fairbanks and Anchorage. A boat landing at the west end of 10th Street turning off of George Higway Parks provides free boat landing to the Nenana River connecting a short distance north to the Tanana River providing easy access. access to the river system from the Tanana and Minto flats. The railroad provides daily freight service. The Nenana Municipal Airport offers a 5,000 'long by 100' wide asphalt, lit runway, in addition to a lawn, 2,520 'long by 80' wide air strip. The airport also has flat float plane and ski landing areas. The Nenana Port Authority operates dry cargo loading and unloading facilities, dock, bulkhead, and warehouse. The Tanana River is low, with a maximum draft for loaded river barges of 4.5 feet; by comparison, the Yukon River has very few low-lying areas.

 

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