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Fairbanks

Fairbanks Golden Heart Park

The park located in the middle of town is laid by the south banks of the Chena River. It is the spot where the founder of the city, captain E.T. Barnette, first landed in 1901. The park features 'The First Unknown Family', a statue dedicated to the First Nation Inuit people. Near the statue plaza are The Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau log cabin along with two Fairbanks landmarks – the clock tower and the unofficial 'last Alcan milepost' with distances to places like Bombay and Barrow! A 'time capsule' to be opened on the 3rd of January 2059, is buried on the riverbank of the park. Beautiful flowers blossom in the gardens scattered around the plaza. During the warmer months, many people relax in the park, watching the Chena River flowing through the city.