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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:22 pm | Updated: 11:54 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

10 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 11, 2002 — The Ancient Mariners of Fairbanks decided that something was missing in the Birch Hill Cemetery.

So they built an attractive monument high on the hill to recognize our nation’s veterans.

They completed most of the work this past summer, but the final details will be wrapped up next spring, with a dedication ceremony set for Memorial Day.

25 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 11, 1987 — Due to budget constraints, the North Pole garbage-transfer station will be closed indefinitely as of 6 p.m. Thursday, according to Paul Young, solid waste manager for the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

For the past four years, the transfer station has been used by private contractors and residents of North Pole and outlying borough areas.

50 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 11, 1962 — The discovery of permafrost in almost all of the 20 acres of hospital reserve land has more or less canceled plans of the Sisters of Providence to build a hospital in that area.

The hospital reserve site is located south of Airport Road near Lathrop High School. The area is inside the city limits.

This does not alter the plans to construct a new hospital, the board of directors of St. Joseph’s Hospital agreed at the board meeting yesterday noon. Plans to construct a hospital in another location were discussed, but the location of the new site was not announced.

75 YEARS AGO:

Nov. 11, 1937 — ANCHORAGE — In striking a match to light a cigarette, a miner in the Evan Jones Coal Company’s property 60 miles north of Anchorage ignited gas and caused the explosion that recently resulted in the death of 14 underground workers, B.D. Stewart, territorial commissioner of mines, announced today in Anchorage.

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