Tales of the more prominent ladies are part of Fairbanks folklore. Their generous tips to the neighborhood paperboys and love of dogs were well known. Several demonstrated their generosity by grubstaking prospectors for another season’s work at the creeks, or by supporting community projects. Others became house-wives, quietly blending into community life.
“That any building wherein opium is being sold for the purpose of being smoked on or about the premises, or where the same is smoked, shall be considered an opium Den.”
– Fairbanks City Ordinance, 1913.
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Location. 64° 50.528′ N, 147° 43.228′ W. Marker is in Fairbanks, Alaska, in Fairbanks North Star Borough. Marker is at the intersection of Cushman Street and 4th Avenue on Cushman Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 Cushman Street, Fairbanks AK 99701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cushman Street (here, next to this marker); Fairbanks Public Schools (here, next to this marker); Lacey Street Theater (1939) (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnette's Landing (about 700 feet away); Suter House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Founding of Fairbanks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wickersham Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Immaculate Conception Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairbanks.
More about this marker. This marker is attached to a triangular shaped support with two other markers. The other markers are entitled Cushman Street, and Fairbanks Public Schools.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 20, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.