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Wanigans

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1930s
  • Wanigans

Just west of the bunkhouses are two wanigans, portable housing built by the Fairbanks Exploration Company for men patrolling segments of the Davidson Ditch. These wood-framed buildings have shallow-pitched gable roofs and tar paper covering the exterior walls. They were built on skids, designed to be moved.

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Author: 
Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "Wanigans", [Fairbanks, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-IN019.4.

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 228-228.

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