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