A new port was established in Anchorage effectively turning Knik into a ghost town and establishing Wasilla as the new supply station. Home of the Iditarod Headquarters, and race restart, is Wasilla's most notable claim to fame. Every year in March, some eighty mushers converge from around the globe to begin the famous thousand mile-mile trek across Alaska.

Wasilla, named for a local Dena'ina Indian Chief, was little more than a wide spot along the Carle Trail which ran from the seaport of Knik to the gold mines in Hatcher Pass. It grew into a town practically over night during 1917 when the railroad came through from Anchorage to Fairbanks.

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