1905 was a big year in Fairbanks and prizefighting was a popular entertainment in a land of men with nothing to do and money to burn on entertainment. Today we have two letters written by two world famous boxers who came North to fight and cash in. These letters give two very different and interesting points of view with vivid descriptions of prizefighting and their thoughts on the 2-year-old city of Fairbanks as it was in the late summer of 1905.

Dawson Daily News Sept. 9, 1905

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