Arastra Creek

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 58 ° 22' 60" N, 134 ° 34' 60" W
  • Region: Juneau
  • Uses:
  • Elevation: 36 ft (10.97 m)


tributary of Mendenhall River, about 10 mi. NW of Juneau, Coast Mts.

Local name used because a group of miners built an arastra (arrastra) near the creek about 1890 (DeArmond, 1957, p. 32). An "arrastra" is a rude drag-stone mill for crushing ore.



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