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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska • Page 159

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E-24-Daily News-Miner, Fairbanks, Alaska 21 st Annual Prugress Edition, 1971 Yukon tourist rush starting DAWSON CITY, Y. gold rush Also restored was the riverboat Keno, he was 101 in March, but still gets around recalls going to the outside for the first town will never be the same as when it was which plied the waters years ago; the town. time in 1911 and spending $87,000. the magnet for the greatest gold rush Bonanza Hotel, the old postoffice, and the The discovery which led to the gold stampede in history, but the 600 or more cabin of Robert Service where he wrote of rush occurred 75 years ago on Bonanza was a good town then," said residents are doing their utmost to make it Sam McGee and Dan McGrew, Creek, 11 miles from town. There is a Winage.

"A lot of lies have been told in the like it. bronze marker there now and tourists try books about the gold rush. It wasn't a seem Dawson City is attracting increasing wicked place tike they say. Those who Almost every town in the Yukon numbers of tourists who fly by Great their hand at panning for gold in the clear here real real stream. came were good people, Territory or around the old gold fields of Northern Airways or drive from he-inen from just about every country in Alaska have their taverns or saloons with Whitehorse or Alaska.

And once there the Winage reached Dawson in 1900, the world. like brothers." names reminiscent of the gold rush days. bringing sled dogs and horses for the They were visitors can talk with one who was there in Fairbanks has the Malemute Saloon at the early duys. Northwest Mounted Police, a trip from Dawsonites believe there are millions nearby Ester; Juneau the Red Dog; Nome Winnipeg that look six months. who still want to see the scene of the the Arctic Club and North Star, and Mike Winage, or Black Mike to his Completing his mission, he went biggest, most romantic gold rush in Nenana it's Moocher's Bar.

friends, is the prospector as the visitor prospecting on Dominion Creek, another history. That is what they are planning on, No close visualizes one. White-bearded and with a tributary of the Klondike River. He working toward, in the belief that all the town, however, comes quite as to reliving the old days as does Dawson face seamed by time and outdoor labors, doesn't say how much he took out, but gold isn't necessarily found in the ground. City from June through August.

The Canadian government has helped by many Complex declaring old and the buildings. assisting whole in area the a restoration Historical of Fly around world in five minutes An estimated 40,000 wild -eyed, By NORMA SPRING snap-shooters, the skipper will stretch it to the 12 tours reverse the exact itinerary. gold-seeking fanatics swarmed into the Shades of Jules Verne! Around the four or five minutes. They enter at Leningrad and exit at town on the Yukon River in 1896 and in a world in 80 seconds! In fact, around the An added treat this summer will be two Khabarovsk, 15 days later. In between, comparatively short time took out more world twice in one 15-day tour! And a days at Sochi on the Black Sea, "Riveria of tour guests will see the highlights of this than $100 million in gold.

Dredges and polar route that flies smack-dab over the the czars" now the playground of all little known, fascinating nation. other more modern mining methods took North Pole! Russinas. The pleasant beaches and The rest of the comprehensive out even more for a total of about $300 It may sound like fiction, but it is more temperate salt water will tempt many. Tea tour package follows last million. news than science fiction as Alaska Airlines tasting at a nearby mountain tea year's itinerary, but with refinements.

opens up Russia by the back door for the plantation, a hydrofoil cruise on the Black There will be four gale dinners plus one Dawson City is 334 miles from second season in a row. This year it will fly Sea, and a tour into an alpine beauty spot, super-gala luncheon at Lake Baikal. Two Whitehorse or F04 miles from Tetlin a new route between Leningrad and Lake Ritsa, in the Caucasus Mountains are evening performances are included; others Junction on the Alaska Highway over scenic known the Klondike Anchorage, Alaska. The two cities are at on the busy schedule. are optional.

opposite ends of the world. Anchorage sits This season's tours allow for three full highways as Loop. It is only 121 miles farther than by the 150th in of the world's Approaching via Siberia, gateway the on Meridian; Leningrad days Leningrad, one most city is bustling Khabarovsk, on the Amur the mote direct Alaska Highway if you're straddles the 30th meridian. The shortest beautiful cities. The whole time could be River, followed by historic Irkutsk on the route between passes within yards of that spent delightfully on a shaded heading on north or south.

bench by Angara River, with a side. trip to amazing From mid-Junc to the end of August, -striped pole. the Neva River, just traffic and Lake Baikal, deepest in the world. The Dawson reverts back to the days of the '90s At this intangible point, Alaska Airlines people-watching. You'll see an endless middle-Asian portion includes today's and early 1900's.

Six nights a week a pilots are committed (o making a array: bicycles, autos, baby buggies and Uzbekistan capital Tashkent, and ancient professional troupe presents the "Gaslight mini-mini world tour, a quick dash around horse carriages on the cobbled streets; Samarkand, capital under Tamerlane, Folles" in the restored Palace Grand the pole crossing all 24 time zones. To be tugboats, barges, private boats, cruise intrepid conqueror during the 14th Theater. Approximately $375,000 was perfectly honest, they'll allow a little boats and hydrofoils on the busy Neva. But century. After the Black Sea resort area, spent in renewing the 71-year-old building longer than 80 seconds, which would be a save that for a free evening, one of those the tour spends three days in Moscow, to its horseshoe of balcony boxes, pretty tight, stomach- churning turn.

For "white nights." It hardly gets dark all capital of Russia, and heart of the Soviet down elegant wallpaper and lighting fextures. comfort, and for the benefit of summer that far north. Union, followed by three days of There is much else to see in Peter the sightseeing in Leningrad. And for a grand Great's charming city he called St. finale, the flight over and encircling the Petersburg, his "window on the West." North Pole on the return to Anchorage.

"IN FAIRBANKS, THERE'S MORE TO (arnation CARNATION fresh THAN JUST MILK!" MILK ICE CREAM HALF 'N HALF YOGURT WHIPPING CREAM BUTTER SOUR CREAM COTTAGE CHEESE FOGS SOFT MARGARINE SOFT ICE CREAM MIX INSTANT HOT CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM CONES REN FOUNTAIN SYRUPS ICE CREAM CONES SWEETHEART PAPER PRODUCTS Built in the 18th century on 100 islands connected by over 600 bridges, its canals are reminiscent of Amsterdam. Its public squares will remind you of Rome; its parks and flowers, Paris; and its castles, Vienna. The czars botrowed architects and artists from cultural centers of the world. Outstanding is the Hermitage, filled with art treasures, one of the world's greatest museums. Out of Leningrad, reached by hydrofoil cruise is Peter's Summer Palace, Petrodvorets, noted for its parkgrounds, fountains, and statues.

Last summer, Alaska Airlines inaugurated all-inclusive tours of Russia and Siberia, based on round trips to Khabarovsk in south Siberia. This year, A total of twelve 15-day tours are offered this summer. The first will leave June 12; the last on September 4. Cost of the all-inclusive, first class tour is $1398.00. Seeks equipment U.S.

Sen. Ted Stevens is trying to locate equipment that can be used to build an airstrip at St. George in the Pribilof Islands. The senator has written the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs 1 in his search for the construction gear. The senator is seeking use of bulldozer, roller, grader and dump truck tourists who start in Siberia will leave the for the job.

The proposed airstrip would be Soviet Union from Leningrad saving one constructed to Federal Aviation whole travel day for sightseeing. Half of Administration regulations, Stevens said. or CHINA the in.

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