• Creator
  • Clifford, Howard
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1960's
  • Description
  • The Cripple Creek Resort was a former mining camp in the Fairbanks Mining District. The resort was located near the small town of Ester, about nine miles northwest of Fairbanks. The area started as a small scale mining camp until the Fairbanks Exploration Company created the Ester Camp in the late 1930's as a gold dredging camp. The camp was in use until the mid-1950's, and in 1958, it was sold to a group of investors who decided to operate it... more
    The Cripple Creek Resort was a former mining camp in the Fairbanks Mining District. The resort was located near the small town of Ester, about nine miles northwest of Fairbanks. The area started as a small scale mining camp until the Fairbanks Exploration Company created the Ester Camp in the late 1930's as a gold dredging camp. The camp was in use until the mid-1950's, and in 1958, it was sold to a group of investors who decided to operate it as a resort "ghost town." The Malemute Saloon was a former garage that was converted into a saloon containing half of the bar from the Royal Alexandria Hotel at Dawson. The saloon burned down in 1969 but was later rebuilt. The Ester Camp Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 (Source: US Dept. of the Interior National Park Service, "Ester Camp Historic District" National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form). less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2013