The Pilgrim crops will go through one more harvest. The pumpkins and onions, gathered on Friday, will be sent to Nome Eskimo Community and the Community Center.
This month, a special episode of Story49 takes on a journey through the past, present, and future of Pilgrim Hot Springs.
“It’s a place she wouldn’t want to go back to,” says Teller resident Blanche Okbaok-Garnie about her great grandmother’s experience at Pilgrim.
This summer, Pilgrim Hot Springs will go from a deteriorating historical site to an operational community garden. At least that’s the vision of Unaatuq, LLC, which owns the property.
Do you have a connection to Pilgrim Hot Springs? KNOM’s Story49 invites you to share your memories, stories, and connections to the hot springs for an upcoming oral history program.
In a search for the perfect place to put down roots, Emily recalls the communities she’s visited in the region over the last two months and throughout the state over the last three years.
It’s a project three years, and several wells, in the making. Now, flow testing results from the Alaska Center for Energy and Power indicate that Pilgrim Hot Springs is a viable source of geothermal power — at least on site.
Despite a whole list of worries and fears, Kristin continues to adventure here in Nome and learns what it really means to be “brave”.
Francesca reflects on the beauty — and brevity — of fall in Western Alaska.
Volunteer Tara shares a valuable lesson learned.