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Identification/Categorization help request[edit]

Could you look at File:Alaska 2009 193.jpg and the Flickr stream it came from and see if you recognize a locale? Dankarl (talk) 21:14, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I wish he said more about locations, etc.Dankarl (talk) 23:35, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Please take a look at [1] The Tanana does not run by Delta Junction. Are there two bridges at Big Delta (does not look like it on the topo)? or is this Jarvis Creek? Or someplace else entirely?(see also File:Big Delta in the smoke.jpg)Dankarl (talk) 02:21, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

On further examination it looks like it's two views of the same bridge at Big Delta, each emphasizing a different end; do I read it right?Dankarl (talk) 15:00, 7 September 2011 (UTC) Resolved: [2], [3] Dankarl (talk) 15:07, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

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Yukon Highway[edit]

Please see File:Freighting on Yukon Highway near Goldstream-cropped.jpg and [4]. From the placenames these are in the mining country NE of Fairbanks. But what stretch of road actually constituted the "Yukon Highway"? Is there a citeable source? Thanks, Dankarl (talk) 21:54, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

See also item 7a in the same series at [5] mentions Gilmore (thought I'd linked directly, should have tested). My guess is a predecessor to the southern part of the Dalton Highway, or the Steese highway before it was named for Steese. The Yukon of the name would be the river, not the territory. Thanks for the tip about the reports on Google books, I'll check it out. Dankarl (talk) 03:27, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

From the 1928 Governor's report, the itinerary of the trip was:

Fairbanks, Nenana, McGrath, Ophir Tacotna, Unalakleet, Golovin, Nome, Teller, Candle, Kotzebue, Nulato, Ruby, Tanana, Bettles, Wiseman, Fort Yukon, Circle Hot Springs, Tolovana, Fairbanks, June 7-16 with 2 days in Nome. p 13

The highway section of this report is facts and figures, no locations. Dankarl (talk) 04:02, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

The whole (approximately 1920s) volume of reports does not contain the term "Yukon Highway" despite tabulations of highway work includinng locations. In 1928, if I read things right, the Steese was newly completed (as a wagon road) but not yet named. Dankarl (talk) 02:25, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

The Governor's Report for 1929, p. 24:

"The road from Chatanika to Circle was continued on the 3 year program to open for through traffic The preliminary grading was completed and portions surfaced As a result of the improvement there was a considerable amount of traffic over this route toward the close of the season During the 1929 season travel began over this route in June
The road from Fairbanks the northern terminus of the Richardson Highway to Circle on the Yukon River was named the Steese Highway in honor of Maj James G Steese former president of this commission under whose direction this project was planned and almost entirely constructed"

This is the only mention of "Steese Highway" in the volume. Dankarl (talk) 17:43, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Another mystery[edit]

Any notion what this is? These guys [6] may have the explanation but don't have a shot of the actual tunnel; same thing?. Also, while we're talking Whittier, is [7] the Buckner Building? Dankarl (talk) 15:56, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

North Pole City[edit]

I found a business of that name in Oklahoma City, couldn't match any photos however. Pretty clearly not in North Pole, Alaska. Commercial spam. If it were adequately describes and in Alaska I'd let 1 or 2 stand on Commons under Shops in Alaska but mis-catagorized and with no real description I'd support a mass deletion. BTW I have only internet resources for this kind of job. I'm a midwesterner who has visited Alaska several times, but not a resident. Dankarl (talk) 02:24, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

More on Alaska organization[edit]

Well, I got the Aerial photos dispersed by region, but I thought we needed a parallel category for cities etc and started on Category:Aerial photographs of cities in Alaska. The first thing I found is you can't fit such a category into the existing aerial photographs of cities category tree which jumps from international level to by city. I guess you are just supposed to use the by-country and by-state categories for anything that doesn't warrant its own category. There does not seem to be any particular provision for aerial photographs of towns, villages, settlements, but I think those have a different audience than aerial photographs of natural features. Which brought your suggestion of flattening the places hierarchy back to mind. I wouldn't use Places as the top level as it doesn't make it clear we're talking about human habitation. Populated place, I think, has a more specialized meaning, perhaps comparable to Census-designated Place tho I'm not clear on that. Inhabited places? Cities, towns, and villages? Regards, Dankarl (talk) 23:02, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Followup - Populated Places seems to be the most general form in the Commons category scheme Dankarl (talk) 01:11, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

I propose two high-level categories: Category:Geographic divisions of Alaska (to include Boroughs and Census Areas), and Category:Populated Places in Alaska (to include Cities, Villages, Census-Designated Places, Formerly populated places, and Seasonally populated places). The last named goes beyond the Commons scheme but is more relevant in Alaska than elsewhere. The high-level categories would be subcats of both Alaska and Geography of Alaska, and the Geographic Divisions category would have a seealso to Regions of Alaska. We could drop Category:Aerial photographs of Cities in Alaska and do Aerial photographs of Populated Places in Alaska.Dankarl (talk) 00:39, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
I'm going to skip the geographic divisions category for now and put boroughs and census areas into populated places. Category:Populated Places in the United States includes boroughs, so there is a modicum of precedent, though usually in those cases a borough is urban or suburban, not a county-equivalent. This is essentially back to your proposal.Dankarl (talk) 03:58, 23 April 2012 (UTC)


File:Brooks Range (07) sled dog race.jpg is probably mis-identified. Looks like Fairbanks to me, do you confirm? Dankarl (talk) 20:09, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. This next one File:Brooks Range (18) sled dog race.jpg is probably the same race, but the landmarks are fewer, subtler, and more dated. I'd like confirmation before nominating for rename. Dankarl (talk) 02:42, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

File:The Wolfman (downtown juneau) (3712414992).jpg[edit]

Is this guy an established local celebrity under this name or do we have a Commons:Photographs of identifiable people problem with this title?? Dankarl (talk) 19:55, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

and while we're at it,[edit]

Do you recognize this bridge File:RV02Interior15.JPG? Dankarl (talk) 20:47, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Dankarl (talk) 19:08, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

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