Shishmaref

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 66 ° 15' 24" N, 166 ° 4' 19" W
  • Region: Nome (CA)
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  • Elevation: 13 ft (3.96 m)

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About
population 217, on Sarichef I., between Chukchi Sea and Shishmaref Inlet, Kotzebue-Kobuk Low.

History
Eskimo village named for the inlet. Shishmaref post office was established here in 1901. The village was probably founded about 1900 because of a fairly good harbor that served as a supply center for mining activity to the south.

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