Golden Days

Golden Days

Third week in July
Golden Days is a celebration in Fairbanks, Alaska, of the discovery of gold here on July 22, 1902, and the Gold Rush days that followed. This is the largest summertime event in Alaska. Its 10 days of activities include "Fairbanks in Bloom," billed as the farthest-north flower show, a rubber ducky race, beard and hairy-leg contests, drag races, a golf tournament, concerts, and a grand parade.
There's also a Felix Pedro look-alike contest. Felix Pedrone (remembered as Felix Pedro) was the Italian immigrant who first found gold on a creek near what is now Fairbanks.
CONTACTS:
Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau
550 First Ave.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
800-327-5774 or 907-456-5774; fax: 907-452-2867
www.explorefairbanks.com
References in classic literature ?
That I was happy needs hardly be said; the only bar to my perfect enjoyment of those golden days was the presence of Dr.
For the rest, the waters of oblivion had closed over the old golden days at Greenwater Broad.
The sun had climbed into a world that held in remembrance only a succession of golden days and starlit nights.
Changed as all the circumstances now were, our position towards each other in the golden days of our first companionship seemed to be revived with the revival of our love.
When golden days decline, the meadow burns; Yet autumn suns no hidden root have slain, The spring winds blow, and there is grass again.
Mean while The World shall burn, and from her ashes spring New Heav'n and Earth, wherein the just shall dwell And after all thir tribulations long See golden days, fruitful of golden deeds, With Joy and Love triumphing, and fair Truth.
The clock struck the half-hour, struck the three-quarters -- and still she sat there, with the music-book on her lap, dreaming happily over the old songs; thinking gratefully of the golden days when his hand had turned the pages for her, when his voice had whispered the words which no woman's memory ever forgets.
Thus did Cripples unconsciously become a master of the ceremonies between them, and bring them more naturally together than Beau Nash might have done if they had lived in his golden days, and he had alighted from his coach and six for the purpose.
The book is associated especially in my mind with one golden day of Indian summer, when I carried it into the woods with me, and abandoned myself to a welter of emotion over its page.
Fouzia Saeed told reporter that 'we all know Shabnam and Nadeem as the two stalwarts from golden days of Pakistani cinema who have contributed several memorable classics to the industry'.
While the demand for real-time strategy games have gone down in recent years, a classic from the golden days of the genre is making a comeback.
They have just brought out new studio album Golden Days, which features a mix of original compositions and new rock arrangements of some of their favourite songs.