Fairbanks, Alaska was founded by Captain E.T. Barnette in August of 1901. He was trying to set up a trading post at Tanacross, but ended up the Chena River.
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People were attracted and they never ended up moving to Tanacross.
Fairbanks is named after Charles Fairbanks. He was a senator from Indiana and also served as Vice President of the United States during Theodore Roosevelt's second term.
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Felix Pedro discovered gold a short ways away from the town and that attracted even more people.
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The climate in Fairbanks is a Subarctic Climate. They have long cold winters and short, mild summers. During the winter solstice, they see 3 hours and 43 minutes of sunlight, and during the summer solstice, they see 21 hours and 49 minutes of sunlight.
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