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Eagle Historic District

Eagle, Alaska
County of Southeast Fairbanks.
Mile 0, Taylor Highway
National Register Number: 70000919
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: AK-at-Large Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: District.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
A military, judicial, transportation, and communications hub for interior Alaska at the turn of the century, Fort Egbert was established as a control station and headquarters for northern Alaska in 1889. In 1905, Roald Amundsen trekked to Eagle to announce to the world the completion of the first successful Northwest Passage. More than 100 buildings from the historic era remain, including the Federal courthouse and structures of Fort Egbert.

Condition:
Updated nomination and boundary revision is clearly needed to best protect the landmark.

Private property within the NHL has changed hands many times in recent years.


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