Candle, Alaska

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Candle is an unincorporated community in the Northwest Arctic Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1]

Candle was the turnaround point for the first major mushing competition in 1908, the All Alaska Sweepstakes, which was started by Allan "Scotty" Alexander Allan, and ran 408 miles (657 km) from Nome to Candle and back.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 204
1920 91 −55.4%
1930 85 −6.6%
1940 119 40.0%
1950 105 −11.8%
1960 103 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

Candle appeared on the U.S. Census as an unincorporated village from 1910-1960. Although it has not been completely abandoned, it has not reported a separate population since 1960.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Candle, Alaska". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 

Coordinates: 65°54′48″N 161°55′28″W / 65.9133333°N 161.9244444°W / 65.9133333; -161.9244444