Fairbanks: Alaska's Heart of Gold, a Traveler's Guide

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This handy pocket guide will help you discover Fairbanks, with its natural wonders, people, gold rush history, wild places, and sense of discovery.

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Overview

This handy pocket guide will help you discover Fairbanks, with its natural wonders, people, gold rush history, wild places, and sense of discovery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882405285
  • Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Alaska Pocket Guide Series
  • Pages: 94
  • Product dimensions: 4.53 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Brown is a writer, editor, freelancer, program and book developer, journalist, quilter, mother, grandmother and wife. Her work has been nationally honored for compassionate, insightful depictations of Alaska natives and for children's literature. She began her award-winning literary career in journalism, and in 1984 was the founding editor of 'Heartland", the Sunday magazine of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Later she wrote for the Anchorgae Daily News, then shifted into editing the popular monthly magazine Alaska, with a readership of more than a quarter million. She holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism and a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Corral is the photographer for My Denali and A Child's Glacier Bay.

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Table of Contents

Fairbanks, from Trading Post to City 6
Map 12
The Golden Heart City 14
The Land, the Elements, the People 24
Flora and Facina 36
Gold and a Pioneer Town 48
From Aviation Experiments to War, and Statehood 58
Disaster, Then the Biggest Boom 68
Tips for Enjoying the Fairbanks Area 78
Recommended Reading 92
Index 93
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