Fairbanks-North Star Borough
borough is up for adoption...
The Fairbanks North Star Borough is
located in the heart of Interior Alaska, and with 84,979 residents, is the
second-largest population center in the state. This borough was
established on January 1, 1964. Its total area encompasses 7,361 square
miles of land. Summer days linger here; when the solstice arrives,
there is more than 22 hours of daylight.
Koyukon Athabascans have lived in this area for
thousands of years. Fairbanks developed when the Chena steamboat landing brought
many non-Natives to Fairbanks during the Pedro Dome gold rush. The population of
the area continued to increase after construction of the Alcan Highway and the
Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. There are also
two large military installations within the Borough - Fort Wainwright Army Post
and Eielson Air Force Base. These installations account for over one-fifth of
the Borough's population.
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