Place:Slana, Valdez-Cordova, Alaska, United States

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NameSlana
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates62.698°N 143.829°W
Located inValdez-Cordova, Alaska, United States
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Slana (Stl’ana’ in Ahtna) is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area in the Unorganized Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 147.

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History

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Slana is an Alaska Native village name, derived from the river's name. The Nabesna Mine opened in 1923, which employed 60 people at its height. Over thirty different minerals were extracted from this site, although gold was the primary source of profit. It operated sporadically through the late 1940s. Slana developed rapidly in the 1980s when homesteads were offered for settlement by the federal government.

Slana grew around the Slana Roadhouse, which is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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