National Park Service: Junior Ranger Online - Kennecott Mill and Mt. Blackburn (Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve)

This is the view out a window on the top floor of the General Store in Kennecott, looking to the north. On the right, the historic Kennecott mill building climbs fourteen stories up the mountainside above the railroad trestle, leaching plant and power plant.

One hundred years ago, the mine was in full swing and this area was a hive of activity. On the left side of this view, behind the tailing piles, lies the Kennicott Glacier, and above it all, on the distant skyline, looms the blindingly-white, snow-covered Mt. Blackburn — at 16,390 feet the third-highest peak in the park.

 


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