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Ester
May 2000 Henk Binnendijk

Ester

Alaska

The Malemute Saloon, decorated in 'early gold camp style': lots of junk, swinging doors,
sawdust floors and a honky-tonk piano.

Ester, 7 miles southwest of Fairbanks on the Parks Highway, is a colorful community of artists,
writers, Bohemians and people working in Fairbanks (population about 200). It also features Ester
Gold Camp, a summer visitor attraction with a saloon, a song and dance show and a gift shop or two.
A shuttle bus provides round trip evening transportation from the major hotels in Fairbanks.
In winter everything is closed. Ester Gold Camp is officially listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.


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Bob Hennessey 23-Sep-2006 02:28
I have fond memories of The Malamute Saloon . While serving at Fort Wainwright Alaska in 1964 and 1965 I used to visit the saloon frequently to watch the bartenders perform Robert Service Poems. great memories. I have some pics of myself and a group of guys I served with standing in front of the saloon back in 1965.