From My Lens


Samsons Hardware occupied this site on the Chena River since 1904, a mere three years after the founding of Fairbanks by E.T. Barnette.  Samsons Hardware survived the fire that nearly leveled early Fairbanks, floods which covered the Tanana Valley and a century of harsh Alaskan winters.  It was no match for a bumbling bureaucracy however, and in 2009 was razed to make way for a bridge which will eventually connect Barnette Street with Illinois Street.  Here’s a short video of the demolition.

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February 23, 2010 - Posted by | Digital Buffet | , , , ,

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