The Founding of Fairbanks

The Founding of Fairbanks (HMVW9)

Location: Fairbanks, AK 99701 Fairbanks North Star
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Country: United States of America
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N 64° 50.642', W 147° 43.413'

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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 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

HM NumberHMVW9
Placed ByAlaska Gold Rush Centennial Task Force
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)6W E 465681 N 7191268
Decimal Degrees64.84403333, -147.72355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 64° 50.642', W 147° 43.413'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds64° 50' 38.52" N, 147° 43' 24.78" W
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Area Code(s)907
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 206 Barnette St, Fairbanks AK 99701, US
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