During the gold rush, adventurers came here with the promise of fortune and left behind a rich history.
Ashton Goodell and photographer Shawn Wilson explore the Willow Creek Mining District and find a legacy forged in gold.
If you go:
Gold Cord Mine Historic Tours
Tours run daily 10, 12, 2, 4 p.m. From Hatcher Pass and the Independence Mine Visitor's Center
Ben Renshaw, Guide and Miner
Phone: (907) 322-3239
Price: $35 for adults; Kids 12 and under ride free
Independence Day at Independence Mine--Hatcher Pass
Monday, July 4
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Price: $6 for tours
Phone: (907) 355-7512
Activities and Events:
Guided Mine Tour
Gold panning stations and demonstrations
2 p.m. Gold Mining presentation by Bob Hoekzema at Visitor Center
12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. Tours of the historic structures at Independence Mine