Information About

Aurora Lodge

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Aurora Lodge on The Map

Location

64 ° 28' 14" N,
146 ° 56' 19" W

Region

Fairbanks North Star

Elevation

718 ft (218.85 m)

Uses

Aurora Lodge in Detail.

About

along the Richardson Highway at junction of Salcha and Tanana Rivers, 40 mi. NW of Big Delta, Tanana Low.

History

Established in 1902 when the U.S. Army Signal Corps located the Salcha telegraph station about three miles from the mouth of the Salcha River. The Salchaket post office (from the Indian name "Salchakaket" i.e. "mouth of the Salcha") was located at the mouth of the Salcha in 1909; discontinued in 1926 (Ricks, 1965, p. 55). The trading post and roadhouse are shown on maps as "Munsons" and recently "Aurora."