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Galena

Galena (156.93W 64.74N) was the location of an airstrip in western Alaska, which became usable just as war broke out in the Pacific. It was part of the America-Siberia air bridge for Lend-Lease.

The town was established in 1919 as a trading post for nearby lead mines (galena being the most important mineral in lead ore). The population was just 30 persons prior to construction of the airstrip.

References

Contaminated Sites Program (accessed 2011-12-17)

Craven and Cate (1958; accessed 2011-12-17)

Dzuiban (1958; accessed 2011-12-17)

Weeks (2004)



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