The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks. The fierce beauty and proud independence of this great bird aptly symbolizes the strength and freedom of America. Photo Courtesy Richard Mitchell
Bacon holds an odd claim to fame in the early history of Fairbanks, Alaska. This spring, the city will host a new festival to celebrate the role that these crispy strips once played in saving Fairbanks from a fiery fate.
On May 22 & 23, 2015, Festival Fairbanks will honor the heroic role of bacon in battling the fire of 1906 with the city’s first ever Bacon Festival Fairbanks. Notable chefs and local brewers will fix dozens of baconfilled recipes for festivalgoers to sample in a tasting tent. The fire department has pledged to send firefighters who will compete in tests of strength and endurance. We’re inviting a headlining band to the festival and will book popular Alaska based musicians and comedians to fill a daylong schedule of live entertainment.