Fairbanks in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska — Northwest
Alaska's Gold Rush Era
Erected by The Gold Rush Centennial.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 64° 20.405′ N, 146° 51.908′ W. Marker is in Fairbanks, Alaska, in Fairbanks North Star Borough. Marker is on Richardson Highway (Alaska Route 2), on the right when traveling south. Marker is at a roadside pull-off overlooking the Tanana River, about 50 miles south of Fairbanks. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Tanana Valley Gold (here, next to this marker).
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1. Welcome to Alaska's Gold. The discovery of gold brought adventurers, dreamers and schemers to Alaska. It's a great story! In fact, it's a lot of great stories. (Submitted on September 27, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Gold Rush and Alaska. The role of gold in Alaska's past and present is hard to overlook. There are evidences of it everywhere, in everything from events like Fairbanks Golden Days and Valdez Gold Rush Days, to hotels with names like Golden Nugget, Motherlode, Golden North, and Gold Miner's, to the gold exhibit in the University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks and to gold nugget jewelry and painted goldpans in gift shops throughout the state. (Submitted on September 27, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Klondike Gold Rush. The Klondike Gold Rush, also called the Yukon Gold Rush, the Alaska Gold Rush and the Last Great Gold Rush, was an attempt by an estimated 100,000 people to travel to the Klondike region of the Yukon in northwestern Canada between 1897 and 1899 (Submitted on September 27, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 626 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 27, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.