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SS Nenena The wooden-hulled, western rivers-style steam sternwheel passenger riverboat Nenana is one of only three steam-powered passenger sternwheelers of any kind left in the U.S., and the only large wooden...
Photo by judykesler on Flickr
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City of Fairbanks
Metal plaque on Golden Heart Plaza in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska, has this to say about the history of the city and the state: It all started with gold. In 1901, Felix Pedro and Tom Gilmore were panning the creeks in...
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The Early Gold Rush 1902-1909
Riverboats, bringing food and supplies to the miners on the creeks north of Fairbanks, plied the Chena River until the Tanana Valley Railroad was built in 1907. To reach the gold-bearing gravels, early miners dug...
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