Category: Chatanika

The changing fortune of Old Chatanika, Alaska

Old Chatanika cabin in 1994 In 1902 Felix Pedro washed gold out of Cleary Creek about 25 miles northeast of Fairbanks. Relatively few miners worked the creeks near Fairbanks in 1902, and it wasn’t...

Tanana Valley Railroad–The Gold Dust Line

TVRR Engine No. 1 at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks When Falcon Joslin, the mastermind behind the Tanana Valley Railroad, began work on the line in 1904, he envisioned a railroad stretching from Fairbanks to...

The Trail to Eldorado, Chatanika Valley, Alaska

Last post I published a drawing of an old building at Little Eldorado Creek and talked about the area’s history. This time I’m putting up some photos from my hike out there a few...