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Alaskan Baseball: Summer in the ABL | SI.com

Alaskan Baseball: Summer in the ABL The eight-starred Alaskan state flag serves as the centerfield backdrop at Fairbanks’ Growden Memorial Park, home of the Goldpanners and the Midnight Sun Game — Near midnight on each summer solstice, the game — which begins at 10:30 p.m. with no use of artificial lights, and is the signature event of the Alaskan Baseball League — is interrupted for a ceremony that includes the signing of the state song, “Alaska’s Flag”. The song’s last two lines are: “Alaska’s flag–to Alaskans dear/ The simple flag of a last frontier”. Source: Alaskan Baseball: Summer in the ABL | SI.com...

Anchorage, meet Fairbanks: A tale of two cities

Anchorage, meet Fairbanks: A tale of two cities By K. W. M. Farmer I had a revealing experience this past winter at a party near Fairbanks. There was a huge bonfire. Parked cars stretched for miles up and down the road. The mob of partygoers stretched in a loose pack across two neighboring cabin yards, everyone boozing by the gallon and jumping to the thump of the band. It was well after midnight when some young sport from the university climbed onto a buddy’s shoulders and bellowed at us to listen up! Juneau rules!; he roared. His posse of Juneauites wolf-howled their approval. I sighed and looked up at the...

3/27/18 Ed Stroecker, Fairbanks Home Guard

FAIRBANKS HOME GUARD http://alaskaweb.org You are informed that the Fairbanks Home Guard is now regularly organized and has been authorized by the Governor of Alaska to petition the services designated in Act June 11, 1917 and that the Guards have the character of State Police or Constabulary. It has been decided to use the Home Guard for patrol duty in Fairbanks and Garden Island during the night time.  This patrol and guard will be started on April 1st, 1918 and will be kept up according to the schedule herewith for the period of four weeks, when the hours of guard duty will be shortened and a new schedule of names...

10/1/12 FDNM Stroecker – No Paystreak at Good News

Ed Stroecker Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Tanana Tribune Fairbanks, Alaska Tuesday, October 1, 1912 Tenth Year–Number 191 http://alaskaweb.org NO PAYSTREAK AT GOOD NEWS Stroecker Receives Word Concerning Operations on Butte. Rich Spots of Pay There. Prospecting Difficult and Expensive in Lower Kuskokwim Camp. Advices which Ed Stroecker has just received from his mining partner, Bill McLean, in the Good News Bay country of the lower Kuskokwim are to the effect that no real paystreak has been uncovered as yet in that camp. True, some very rich spots of pay have been found, but these have the habit of suddenly petering out. This is the case with one of the firms...

7/1/12 FDNM Eagles Given Hard Drubbing

Midnight Sun Game Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Tanana Tribune Fairbanks, Alaska Monday, July 1, 1912 Tenth Year–Number 104 Whole Number 2851 EAGLES GIVEN HARD DRUBBING The fans at Exposition Park yesterday afternoon were much disappointed at the class of ball, for the Van Dycks were such easy victors as to rob the match of interest. Buckley opened for the Eagles and was pounded over the field for 10 funs. He was replaced by Leonberger, who pitched very good ball. For the Eagles, Conway, the recent arrival, who caught during the midnight game, was back in his proper position, first base, which he held down to perfection. Douse was also in...