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Three Books on Circle (Alaska)

This week our “Three Books on …” series takes us to Circle. Here is a description of Circle’s location and climate from the Alaska Community Database:

Circle is located on the south bank of the Yukon River at the edge of the Yukon Flats, 160 miles northeast of Fairbanks. It is at the eastern end of the Steese Highway. The community lies at approximately 65.825560° North Latitude and -144.060560° West Longitude. (Sec. 31, T012N, R018E, Fairbanks Meridian.) Circle is located in the Fairbanks Recording District. Circle has a continental subarctic climate, characterized by seasonal extremes in temperature. Winters are long and harsh, and summers are warm and short. Summer temperatures range from 65 to 72 °F. Winter temperatures can range from -71 to 0 °F. Annual rainfall averages 6.5 inches, and annual snowfall averages 43.4 inches. The Yukon River is ice-free from mid-June through mid-October.

You can learn more about Circle by reading their full profile from the Alaska Community Database.

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books with Circle as a subject, among others:

Mertie, John Beaver, L. M. Prindle, and Ron Wendt. 1997. Circle goldfields, 1893-1938. Alaska geological gold series. Wasilla, Alaska: Goldstream Publications.

Alaska. 1992. Final report: watering point, Circle, Alaska. Juneau, AK: Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Village Safe Water.

Fulcomer, Anna. 1898. The three R’s at Circle City / by Anna Fulcomer.

Fun fact: The town was named Circle by the miners who founded the town because they believed the town site was located on the Arctic Circle. They were actually about a degree south off.

Join us next week as our trek through WorldCat takes us to Central aka Circle Hot Springs.

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