Kennecott Mine For the history buff, Kennecott Mine is a must. The mine is located off the
McCarthy Road and lies within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Perched on the side of
Bonanza Ridge next to Kennicott Glacier, the mill town was built by Kennecott Copper
Corporation in 1907. When the copper market died down in 1938, the company essentially
abandoned the site, leaving it as a virtual ghost town. Tours into some of the historic red
buildings are available through private operators.