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Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks, the Golden Heart City, is the largest city in Alaska’s interior, located at the convergence of the Chena and Tanana rivers. It is a result of an accident, when a riverboat ran aground and deposited an entrepreneur on the bank near where some miners were working a claim. The miners convinced him that the site was, in a sense, a goldmine, and the rest is history. Pioneer Park is a good place to get a feel for the early days, with an entire miner’s village of 35 restored buildings. Fairbanks City Hall is also preserved. Visitors can also