Copper Center, approximate population 400, is a village that stretches along a section of the Old Richardson Highway. In years past, before this section was by-passed by the new highway, the Copper Center Cash Store (the yellow building to the left) was an important retail supply hub especially during the building of the Trans Alaska Pipeline. The Olde Village Shop still sells souvenirs to the tourists.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area. It is situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Approximately half of Alaska's 710,231 residents (as per the 2010 United States Census) live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska is the least densely populated state of the U.S.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska