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The History of Moose Pass, Alaska


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A Guide to Moose Pass, Alaska

Historic postcard of Moose Pass, Alaska Moose Pass is located 26 miles north of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula. It is on the southwest shore of Upper Trail Lake, off the Seward Highway, at mile 29.3 of the Alaska Railroad. It lies at approximately 60 29' N Latitude, 149 22' W Longitude. The community is located in the Seward Recording District. The area encompasses 8 sq. miles of land and 1 sq. miles of water.

The community was first named in 1912 as a station on the Alaska Railroad. The name is reportedly derived from a mail carrier's team of dogs that in 1903 had considerable trouble gaining the right-of-way from a moose. A post office was established in 1928.

A more detailed history can be found at MoosePass.net.


To Community Histories Index Alaska DCCED Community Database Online

History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development. The 1960s-era postcard is in the collection of Murray Lundberg.