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By Barry Swackhamer, August 1, 2010
Gold Rush Crossroads Marker
Alaska (Southeast Fairbanks Borough), Big Delta — Gold Rush Crossroads
The community of Big Delta began during the Gold Rush era as a trading post and roadhouse serving prospectors and travelers. Known for many years as McCarty, Big Delta was a link in the paths of travel and trade. It was located at the . . . — Map (db m49598) HM
Alaska (Southeast Fairbanks Borough), Delta Junction — Delta Junction, Alaska Northern Terminus of the "Alcan" Highway
This highway was constructed during World War II as a military supply route for interior Alaska Military and Airfields in 1942. 7 Army regiments and 42 Contractors and Public Roads Administrators working from Delta Junction South and Dawson Creek . . . — Map (db m59840) HM
Alaska (Southeast Fairbanks Borough), Tok — Taylor Highway
The Taylor Highway leads through some of the earliest and richest gold mining country in Alaska to the City of Eagle on the Yukon River. Gold was discovered by Franklin in 1886 and the old town of Forty Mile was located on the Yukon River at the . . . — Map (db m49596) HM

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