Aniak

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 61 ° 34' 42" N, 159 ° 31' 20" W
  • Region: Bethel (CA)
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  • Elevation: 49 ft (14.94 m)

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About
308 population, on S bank of Kuskokwim River at head of Aniak Slough, 59 mi. SW of Russian Mission, Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

History
Founded about 1910 when a trading store was located here to supply the mining operations at the heads of Tuluksak and Aniak Rivers. A post office was established in 1914 (Ricks, 1965, p. 4). Aniak was incorporated as a city on June 1, 1972.

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