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Historical Markers in Fairbanks, Alaska

 
Clickable Map of Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Fairbanks North Star County, AK (19) Denali Borough, AK (4) Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, AK (3) Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, AK (2)  FairbanksNorthStarBorough(19) Fairbanks North Star Borough (19)  DenaliBorough(4) Denali Borough (4)  SoutheastFairbanksCensusArea(3) Southeast Fairbanks Census Area (3)  Yukon-KoyukukCensusArea(2) Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (2)
Fairbanks is the borough seat for Fairbanks North Star Borough
Fairbanks is in Fairbanks North Star Borough
      Fairbanks North Star Borough (19)  
ADJACENT TO FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH
      Denali Borough (4)  
      Southeast Fairbanks Census Area (3)  
      Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area (2)  
 
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1Alaska (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
2Alaska (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
3Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — 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
4Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — 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
5Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — 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, 1928Map (db m47406) HM
6Alaska (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
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7Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — 83 — Gold Dredge No. 8 — Gold Stream Valley 1928 - 1959 — National Historic Mechancial Engineering Landmark —
Dredges were brought in to mine gold-bearing deposits in the Fairbanks mining district after 1920. This bucket-line or ladder dredge has 68 buckets, each with a capacity of 6 cubit feet. The bucket line was driven by a 150 horsepower motor that . . . Map (db m144242) HM
8Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — 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
9Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — FAI-030 — Immaculate Conception Church
By August, 1904, when a Catholic priest arrived in Fairbanks, all choice lots in the center of town were taken. Father Francis Monroe, a Jesuit missionary, selected land at the edge of town, bordering the Chena River. The first Roman Catholic . . . Map (db m135350) HM
10Alaska (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
11Alaska (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
12Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — Pipeline Facts
• Length: 800 miles • Diameter: 48 inches • Crosses three mountain ranges and more than 500 rivers and streams • Cost to build: $8 billion in 1977, the largest privately funded construction project at that time • Construction began March . . . Map (db m175383) HM
13Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — Pipeline History
On November 16, 1973, through Presidential approval of pipeline legislation, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company received permission to begin construction of the 800-mile trans Alaska pipeline, its pump stations and the Marine Terminal at Valdez. . . . Map (db m20215) HM
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14Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — 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
15Alaska (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
16Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — 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, saw . . . Map (db m47382) HM
17Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — 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
18Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — 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 CommissionMap (db m47384) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022