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Pioneers of Alaska, Igloo No. 8

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The Pioneers of Alaska, a social and benevolent organization, founded Igloo No. 8 in Wiseman in 1914. Igloo was a colorful name for the individual lodges, emphasizing the northern location of the organization. Here the Pioneers bought a log saloon that had been built in about 1910 and used it for a community center, library, chapel, and dance hall. The round logs are square notched at the corners, and tin has been placed over the chinking. The building has a corrugated metal roof and a hip-roofed front porch.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Pioneers of Alaska, Igloo No. 8", [Fairbanks, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 250-250.

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