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Photos from: An Alaskan fortune: 'Wise Mike' Stepovich

Fairbanks Alaska bridge across Chena River near Barnette trading postWise Mike Stepovich Captain Barnette Trading Post 1902 Fairbanks AlaskaStepovich Tungsten lode near Kinross Fort Knox gold mine Cleary Dome Alaska

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In 1902, Wise Mike Stepovich arrived at Barnette's Cache on the banks of the Chena River, an Interior Alaska trading post that would become Fairbanks, Alaska's Golden Heart City.

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