A Monument to E.T. Barnette

The Monument is found near the Log Cabin Visitor Information Center. While traveling to Tanacross to establish a trading post, Barnette convinced his captain to let him off the riverboat Lavelle Young, when the route he picked proved to be too shallow. As its founding father, he became the richest man in town as he owned most of the prime land. Barnette left town in 1911 after he was accused of embezzling money from the Washington Alaska Bank. He was later acquitted, but never returned to the town.