Alaska Gold Rush History & Genealogy

1909 a thriving settlement in the Fairbanks area serving as a local supply point for the nearby creeks. The General conditions in the creek towns are similar to conditions in Fairbanks which is the supply point for all of them. Prices of all materials are considerably higher in the creek towns than in Fairbanks owing to the cost of transport. (Source).

During the early 1900s, a mining community about 20 miles northeast of Fairbanks. Upstream from the confluence of Alder and Fairbanks Creeks. The Meehan brothers (Matt, Pat and Tom) staked the Discovery claim (and most other claims along Fairbanks Creek.) The town was the center of social life on Fairbanks Creek during the early 1900s and had a post office, several stores and roadhouses, two dance halls, a restaurant, four saloons and a school. In 1907 it had 300 residents, with maybe another thousand living in the surrounding area. (ref)

 

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