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Fairbanks, Alaska Photo Album
Development of Golden Heart Plaza, on the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, was the first major step in what has turned out to be a very successful downtown revitalization program. In the center of the plaza, which opened in 1987, is an 18-foot-high statue, "Unknown First Family", by Malcolm Alexander. At the opening, the artist said about it: "Portraying the family of all mankind, the family of Fairbanks, and the nuclear family, let this statue symbolize, for families present and future, the pride and dignity of this great land." The clock tower in the background of this photo was donated by the Fairbanks Rotary Club in 1990 to mark 50 years of service to the region by Rotary.

This photograph is © 2014 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
'Unknown First Family', by Malcolm Alexander - Fairbanks, Alaska