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Fairbanks, Alaska

Learn facts about the city of Fairbanks.

When was Fairbanks founded?It was founded in 1901.
Who founded Fairbanks?Captian Barnette
Who was the first mayor of Fairbanks?Captian Barnette
What was found in 1902?gold
Who found it?Felix Pedro
How much money was gold production bringing in in 1905?6 million
What was the population in 1906-1909?about 5,000
What did the population get up to in 1908?18,500 people
What did the population get down to in 1920 and why?it got down to 1,000 because it was getting hard to mine the gold
How much money did the U.S. pay for Alaska?$7.2 million
What happened to cause the mining industry to go down?WWII
What are the major industries of Fairbanks?oil, gold, and tourism
How many of the original buildings are still in exsistance?five
What is present all year round in Alaska but seen much better during night times?the Northern Lights
What are the "mini-olympics" called in Fairbanks?the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
Who was the former mayor of Fairbanks?Boucher
What river is Fairbanks located on?the Chena River which is a tributary of the Tanana
Who was this city named for?Senator Charles Warren Fairbanks who was later Vice President
What University is 8 miles north of Fairbanks?the University of Alaska

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