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Return to:   The Moveable Church: St. Joseph's of Fairbanks (SLIDESHOW) - Fairbanks was a frontier town when a Jesuit priest named Rev. Francis M. Monroe decided to build a church and hospital.
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Postcard of the church

The church and hospital stood on opposite banks of the Chena River until Father Joseph R. Crimont, who arrived in 1909, urged that the church be moved to the north bank. Until then, Father Monroe frequently crossed the Chena, as he was heavily involved in church- and hospital-related work. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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