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Fairbanks: A Gold Rush Town That Beat the Odds
by Dermot Cole
University of Alaska Press, 2008
Paper: 978-1-60223-030-9
Library of Congress Classification F914.F16C65 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 979.86

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The turbulent history of Fairbanks, Alaska is far less well-known than most urban histories. With this volume, Dermot Cole chronicles the rollicking backstory of a city that owes its beginnings to a cargo boat accident and the Klondike gold rush. Cole engagingly recounts how Fairbanks and its hardy residents survived floods, fires, harsh weather, and economic crises to see the city flourish into the prosperous transportation hub and government seat it is today. Fairbanksis ultimately a fascinating historical saga of one of the last cities to be established on the American frontier.

 


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