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.
“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.