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Giving Tuesday

This #GivingTuesday we’re raising money for Friends of SS Nenana through North Star Community Foundation and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on GivingTuesday Dec 3, Facebook will match a total of $7 million in donations first come, first served. Thank you for your support. I’ve included information about North Star Community Foundation below.

The North Star Community Foundation (NSCF) improves the quality of life for Fairbanks North Star Borough and interior region through philanthropy, community development, and public service.

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Bringing the SS Nenana into the park 1965

The year is 1965; this is an 8-millimeter film made by Jules Wright who was helping to bring the SS Nenana into the then Centennial Park for the 100th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska from the Russians which was coming in 1967. It was floated down from its location on the Chena River into the park through a channel that was dug out for its entry. The narration is done by Jules Wright himself.