The Last Alaskans: No Man's Land airs behind the scenes footage and unseen extras from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Last Alaskans: No Man's Land - Iditarod Trail - Netflix
The Iditarod Trail, also known historically as the Seward-to-Nome Trail, refers to a thousand-plus mile (1,600 km) historic and contemporary trail system in the US state of Alaska. The trail began as a composite of trails established by Alaskan native peoples. Its route crossed several mountain ranges and valleys and passed through numerous historical settlements en route to Nome. The discovery of gold brought thousands of people over this route beginning in 1910. Roadhouses for people and dog barns sprang up every 20 or so miles. By 1918 World War I and the lack of 'gold fever' resulted in far less travel. The trail might have been forgotten except for the 1925 diphtheria outbreak in Nome. In one of the final great feats of dog sleds, twenty drivers and teams carried the life-saving serum 674 miles (1,085 km) in 127 hours. Today, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race serves to commemorate the part the trail and its dog sleds played in the development of Alaska.
The Last Alaskans: No Man's Land - Iditarod Historic Trail - Netflix
Nine months after the route was surveyed, two prospectors made a ‘Christmas Day Strike’ in the Iditarod Mining District, and the last great gold rush was on. Between 1910 and 1912, 10,000 gold seekers came to Alaska's “Inland Empire”. In the following years they worked $30 million of gold from the ground.
...in the month of March I left for the north. That was many years ago when there were only two modes of travel, mush dogs or just mush."
The Last Alaskans: No Man's Land - References - Netflix