The Founding of Fairbanks
Felix Pedro and partners, mining for gold in the hills above town, saw the Lavelle Young on the river, some twenty miles away ferrying supplies. Once they struck gold, the future of the trading post was assured.
Fairbanks eventually won out over the City of Chena on the Tanana River when Judge Wickersham chose Fairbanks as the seat of the Third Judicial District Court.
Today this section along First Avenue contains three National Register Buildings and many of Fairbanks earliest buildings.
This sign s a product of a grant to the Chena Riverfront Commission, a commission of the City of Fairbanks, Fairbanks, North Star Borough, from the Alaska Gold Rush Centennial Task Force, Alaska Division of Tourism, Department of Commerce and Economic Development.
Alaska Gold Rush Centennial
Erected by Alaska Gold Rush Centennial Task Force.
Location. 64° 50.642′ N, 147° 43.413′ W. Marker is in Faribanks, Alaska, in Fairbanks North Star Borough. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Barnette Street on 1st Avenue. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barnette's Landing (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fairbanks Public Schools (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cushman Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Line" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lacey Street Theater (1939) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wickersham Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away); Suter House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clay Street Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Faribanks.
Also see . . . E. T. Barnette - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 19, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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