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Fairbanks North Star Borough Alaska Historical Markers

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, July 27, 2010
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Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — "The Line"
Noticeable among the earliest pioneers settling in Fairbanks were prostitutes, women of the demimonde who stampeded to the new Fairbanks gold camp from Dawson, Circle City, Rampart and points beyond. In a city where men far outnumbered women, . . . — Map (db m47404) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — Alaska's Gold Rush Era
Gold discoveries brought Alaska and the Yukon to the attention of the world. A series of stampedes occurred over more than three decades. Drawn by dreams of gold, men and women from many places and all walks of life participated in an adventure that . . . — Map (db m59836) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — Fairbanks Public Schools
In the winter of 1904, the first Fairbanks Public School was opened. Ten students finished the spring term. In the fall of 1905, the school enrolled 50 students. The next year, 150 students attended. Construction of a much-needed new school on the . . . — Map (db m47407) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — James A. Maple P. E. Arctic Pipeline Pioneer 1937 - 2001
Dr. Maple was a structural engineer and principal designer of the trans-Alaska pipeline. He holds three patents for his development of innovative pipe supports that enabled the warm oil pipeline to safely traverse areas of permafrost. He pioneered . . . — Map (db m58949) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — Lacey Street Theater (1939) 504 Second Avenue (the corner of 2nd & Lacey St)
Construction of the Lacey Street Theater began in 1939, and this Art Deco style building opened in 1940. Austin E. “Cap” Lathrop, Fairbanks businessman and financier, was its owner. The Lacey Street Theater, with its distinguished neon . . . — Map (db m58989) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — Tanana Valley Gold
The gold deposit found in 1902 north of present-day Fairbanks proved to be the richest in Alaska. Prospector Felix Pedro and trader E.T. Barnette played key roles in the discovery and initial rush. A second strike made the following summer . . . — Map (db m59826) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Faribanks — Barnette's Landing
Captain E.T. Barnette, a passenger on the riverboat Lavelle Young, debarked near this site on August 26, 1901, and established a trading post which in 1902 became known as Fairbanks. Alaska Centennial 1867-1967 State of Alaska Governor Walter J. . . . — Map (db m59831) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Faribanks — Clay Street Cemetery
In Memoriam From 1905 to 1916 at least 83 men died and 400 were injured in gold mining accidents in the Fairbanks area. Underground mining was dangerous during this pioneer era. Most died from cave-ins, falling down shafts, being struck by . . . — Map (db m47383) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Faribanks — Cushman Street
“Instead of row after row of empty houses (Dawson), they are building new stores. The place is alive and busy-a little too crowded when we got there.” – a tourist in Fairbanks, 1928 — Map (db m47406) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Faribanks — Harding Car
Used by President Warren G. Harding on his trip to Alaska in 1923 to drive the Golden Spike for the Alaska Railroad. “Denali is the Indian name for Mt. McKinley, the “Great One.” — Map (db m47352) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Faribanks — Suter House
Suter, “The Live Jeweler” and E.R. Peoples, owner of E.R. Peoples General Merchandise, married two sisters in 1910.They built these two adjoining houses, together one of the first modern homes in town. — Map (db m47408) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Faribanks — The Founding of Fairbanks
Captain E.T. Barnette, whose trading post on the Chena River became the city of Fairbanks, arrived here on the sternwheeler Lavelle Young with Captain Adams on August 26, 1901.

Felix Pedro and partners, mining for gold in the hills above town, . . . — Map (db m47382) HM

Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Faribanks — Wickersham Cabin
This is the site of the original cabin of James J. Wickersham. He was an author, pioneer judge, congressional delegate and Alaska Visionary. Alaska Centennial 1867-1967 State of Alaska Governor Walter J. Hickel Alaska Centennial Commission — Map (db m47384) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fox — Pipeline History
On November 16, 1973, through Presidential approval of pipeline legilation, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company received permission to begin construction of the 800-mile trans Alaska pipeline, its pump stations and the Marine Terminal at . . . — Map (db m20215) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), North Pole — "The North Pole"
This pole is one of two poles manufactured in 1951 as part of a campaign to properly mark the top of the Earth. After a grand tour of the United States, its twin was pushed out of the tail hatch of an Alaska Airlines DC-4 over the geographic North . . . — Map (db m58912) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Wiseman — Welcome to Coldfoot Camp
This Sign Greeted New Arrivals As They Arrived At The Pipeline Construction Camp Located One Mile West Of Here. We Salvaged This Sign When The Camp Was Being Dismantled. You are about 55 miles north of the Arctic Circle on the East Bank . . . — Map (db m49597) HM

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