In 1889, a group of gold miners searched for a name to call their fast growing community of prospectors. It was agreed that the town would be named for the next soul to step off one of the boats shuttling newcomers to the area. Along came young Percy Hope, and an Alaskan town was born. For the early settlers, a more appropriate name could not exist. Hope was what drove most of those pioneers here in the first place. They flocked to the area for a stake in Resurrection Creek gold.
Just a short drive away . . .
Hope is located 87 miles south of Anchorage on the scenic Seward Highway. Gold rush buildings still charm downtown Hope. The log social hall built in 1902 still serves as the gathering place for community meetings, weddings, dances, and other events.
Hope Alaska KTUU News 2013-08
Hope Alaska KTUU News Titos (before recent menu changes)