The Business of Gold Mining in the Bering Sea offshore Nome Alaska
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Friday, August 17, 2012
The Stonehenge of Nome, White Alice
According to an article posted by Lonely Planet in June 2012, Nome has the #10 of ten of the spookiest structures in the world! Overlooking the town and the Bering Straits from atop Anvil Mountain is White Alice, an iconic, weird Cold War relic. From down in the town, and if flying into Nome on a clear day, it looks like a bizarre space-age Stonehenge. The four strange corrugated iron sound reflector structures are in fact the remnants of a radar/missile defense system from the 50's and 60's that was intended for listening to suspicious Soviet activity. There are rumors that the Air Force is going to tear down the structures despite the objections of the town.