Felix Pedro and partners, mining for gold in the hills above town, saw the Lavelle Young on the river, some twenty miles away ferrying supplies. Once they struck gold, the future of the trading post was assured.
Fairbanks eventually won out over the City of Chena on the Tanana River when Judge Wickersham chose Fairbanks as the seat of the Third Judicial District Court.
Today this section along First Avenue contains three National Register Buildings and many of Fairbanks earliest buildings.
This sign s a product of a grant to the Chena Riverfront Commission, a commission of the City of Fairbanks, Fairbanks, North Star Borough, from the Alaska Gold Rush Centennial Task Force, Alaska Division of Tourism, Department of Commerce and Economic Development.Alaska Gold Rush Centennial
|Placed By||Alaska Gold Rush Centennial Task Force|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||6W E 465681 N 7191268|
|Decimal Degrees||64.84403333, -147.72355000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 64° 50.642', W 147° 43.413'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||64° 50' 38.52" N, 147° 43' 24.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 206 Barnette St, Fairbanks AK 99701, US|
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