Suntrana, Alaska

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Suntrana, Alaska
Unincorporated community
Mine plant and Alaska Railroad tracks, mid 1950s.
Mine plant and Alaska Railroad tracks, mid 1950s.
Suntrana is located in Alaska
Suntrana
Suntrana
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 63°51′15″N 148°50′54″W / 63.85417°N 148.84833°W / 63.85417; -148.84833Coordinates: 63°51′15″N 148°50′54″W / 63.85417°N 148.84833°W / 63.85417; -148.84833
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Denali
Government
 • Borough mayor Clay Walker[1]
 • State senator Click Bishop (R)
 • State rep. Dave Talerico (R)
Elevation 1,463 ft (446 m)
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
GNIS feature ID 1410410[2]

Suntrana is an unincorporated community in eastern Denali Borough, Alaska, United States.

It lies along the George Parks Highway south of the city of Anderson, and on the northeastern edge of Denali National Park and Preserve.[3] Its elevation is 1,463 feet (446 m). Located along the right bank of the Healy River, Suntrana lies 3½ miles (5½ km) east of Healy, the county seat of the Denali Borough. The population was 61 at the 1930 census.[2]

The town and mine at Suntrana no longer exist, the site of company housing is now reforested, no remains of the mine, power house or old tipple complex remains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2015. p. 5. 
  2. ^ a b "Suntrana, Alaska". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 6.