The site is divided chronologically into the Russian Period, Territorial Period, and . You can relive some of the excitement of the Alaska gold rush era by visiting . at U.S. Creek (Milepost 57.3) and near the BLM Campground at Cripple Creek.
In 1848, the same year gold was discovered in California, a Russian geologist . prospectors found gold on Telegraph Creek in Southeast Alaska in 1861.
Gold was first discovered in the Chicken Creek drainage on Myers Fork Creek in 1896, 10 years after the initial Fortymile discovery, and has been mined.