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HYDER ALASKA

MountainsHyder was first called Portland City. It was renamed Hyder, after Canadian mining engineer Frederick B. Hyder, when the US Postal Authority told residents there were already too many cities named Portland. Gold and silver mining dominated the early economy. Hyder boomed with the discovery of rich silver veins in the upper Salmon River basin in 1917-1918. Hundreds of pilings, which supported structures during this boom period, are visible in the tidal flats at Hyder and Stewart.

Hyder became an access and supply point for the mines, while Stewart served as the center for Canadian mining activity. Mining ceased in 1956, with the exception of Granduc Copper Mine, which operated until 1984.

Hyder, Alaska boomed with the discovery of rich silver veins in the upper Salmon River basin in 1917 and 1918. Hyder became an access and supply point for the mines, while Stewart served as the center for Canadian mining activity.

Hyder is accessible by highway from the British Columbia highway system, via Highway 37A.

general store in Hyder
entering Hyder - US border
 
 
 
 
   
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