Word of Mouth: Fairbanks: The aurora borealis, skijoring, street art and more in our guide to the Alaskan city

Word of Mouth: Fairbanks

by Anne Kristoff A confluence of accident and opportunism led to the founding of Fairbanks when businessman E.T. Barnette’s steamship ran aground in the Chena River in 1901. It seems a natural progression then that over 100 years later—following gold and oil booms and busts, and statehood in 1959—Alaska’s second…

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