A Monument to E.T. Barnette

The Monument is found near the Golden Heart Plaza in Downtown Fairbanks. 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.

(Photo Courtesy of Explore Fairbanks/Angie Cerny)

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