Fort Davis, Alaska
The Nome Gold Rush led to unrest from claim jumping, claim filing errors, and a general lack of authority. The Army was sent to the Nome area to maintain order. Before Fort Davis was established, soldiers from the port of St. Michael were sent to maintain order in Nome. St. Michael was a transit harbor for the Klondike gold rush and due to its growth during the rush, a military fort was built there in 1897.[dead link]
- Orth, Donald J. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1967. p 87.
- Alaska DIgital Archives
- Finding aid for the William A. Moore collection at the Alaska State Library Historical Collections  or the finding aid for the Ole Christian Nerby collection at the University of Alaska Anchorage Archives and Special collections 
- USGS GNIS Feature Detail Report: Fort Davis
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