22 August 1907

The south bank of the Chena River, Fairbanks, Alaska 1907

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2 responses to “22 August 1907

  • Mitch Zeissler

    Looks like nearly everything was clear cut around there.

    • icefogger

      It was. The town started out as a trading post at that location on the south bank in 1901. By 1907, gold had been discovered nearby, and the town exploded. Between cutting trees for lumber for the buildings, for firewood for heat, as well as firewood for the sternwheelers, there would have been few trees left standing in the immediate area of town.

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