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"The Estes Family of Moose Pass Ak"

Updated November 9, 2000

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Date Line Anchorage Alaska June 21,1917 The Samuel Estes Family arrives here aboard the "Transport Cook". Mr Sam Estes will be taking on the construction of the Alaska Railroads southern section from Anchorage to the port city of Seward. Sam's wife Leora will be assisting as a cook as the crew works their way south from Potter Flats.

1921 the Estes family settles in the picturesque valley along side of upper Trail lake about 30 miles north of seward on the Ididarod trail. Leora Estes will be taking on the duties of Post Mistress for the areas hand full of Tie hackers and miners in the outlieing areas,and names the new community "Moose Pass".

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