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Leffingwell Camp Site

Flaxman Island, Alaska
County of North Slope.
National Register Number: 71001093
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - camp. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: AK-At-Large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
From 1907 to 1914, this site on the arctic coast of Alaska was the headquarters of Ernest de Koven Leffingwell, geologist and arctic explorer. From here, Leffingwell conducted his pioneer scientific research and explorations. During this time, he produced the first accurate map of the coast between Point Barrow and Demarcation Bay, as well as being the first person to study the phenomenon of permafrost.

Condition:
NPS has not made a recent visit to the site.

It is possible that the State of Alaska transferred ownership to a private individual, but this information has not yet been verified.


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