Nome is located in Norton Sound on the Bering Sea coast of Alaska. It is an ocean port and used to be a gold mining town. It is about 2,400 miles northwest of Seattle,Washington.
In 1899 Nome came to life when gold was discovered close to where the town is today. After a short time there were 40,000 miners that came to mine. They set up a tent city. In that city the miners that came set up tents and camped there. It was a city of tents.
A lot of Eskimos from nearby villages bring ivory carvings into Nome to sell.
There are a lot of small airlines in Nome. Alaska Airlines flies there, too.
Most of the houses in Nome are built on skids because the ground is frozen too hard to make a foundation.
The port in Nome is opened from June to October. The rest of the year it is closed because of all the ice.