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.
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
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); Clay Street Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles 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.
Also see . . . The Downtown Fairbanks Walking Tour - "The Line". (Submitted on September 20, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 856 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 20, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.