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Prospect Creek is a very small settlement approximately 180 miles north of present-day Fairbanks and 25 miles southeast of present-day Bettles, Alaska. Years ago it was home to numerous mining expeditions and the camp for the building of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System . Today, it is the location of Pump Station 5 of the TAPS. Prospect Creek is also home to the United States record for lowest temperature. Wikipedia