"The Line"

"The Line" (HMVWV)

Location: Fairbanks, AK 99701 Fairbanks North Star
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Country: United States of America
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N 64° 50.528', W 147° 43.228'

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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, earnings from prostitution were normally higher than wages for other, more respectable jobs available to women. Still the prostitute's life and work were hard. Pimps and hangers-on lived off some of the women and squandered their money.

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.

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UTM (WGS84 Datum)6W E 465825 N 7191055
Decimal Degrees64.84213333, -147.72046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 64° 50.528', W 147° 43.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds64° 50' 31.68" N, 147° 43' 13.68" W
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Area Code(s)907
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 527-599 4th Ave, Fairbanks AK 99701, US
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