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Title:
Tanana Valley socialist. : (Fairbanks, Alaska) 19??-19??
Place of publication:
Fairbanks, Alaska
Geographic coverage:
  • Fairbanks, Alaska  |  View more titles from this: City State
Publisher:
[s.n.]
Dates of publication:
19??-19??
Language:
  • English
Subjects:
  • Alaska--Fairbanks.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01207610
  • Alaska.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01204480
  • Fairbanks (Alaska)--Newspapers.
  • Socialism--Alaska--Newspapers.
  • Socialism.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01123637
Notes:
  • Description based on: Oct. 15, 1912.
LCCN:
sn 96060040
OCLC:
34787178
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Tanana Valley Socialist

The Tanana Valley Socialist began, and apparently ended, on October 15, 1912, with one issue. It was an official newspaper of the Socialist Party, run by the Socialists of Fairbanks. The October 21 issue of the Alaska Citizen heralded the appearance of the "very creditable little sheet." In response to a dispute with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the Citizen's next issue, on October 28, explained that the Tanana Valley Socialist was also being printed by their publishing company, the Citizen Printing Company, but stressed that it had no editorial say in the Tanana Valley Socialist's content. The Citizen accused the News-Miner of betraying the socialists and bragged that the socialists preferred to pay the Citizen to print their paper rather than allowing the News-Miner to do it for free.

The Tanana Valley Socialist printed articles and speeches of Eugene Debs, the socialist presidential candidate whom it supported, and included articles and letters from other socialists around the Tanana Valley in the interior of Alaska. The issue was printed before the first elections to the territorial legislature, and one article argued that "it behooves the workingmen of Alaska to see to it that their class shall be represented," through the election of socialist candidates. It was also argued that only socialist candidates could ease the "extortionate freight rates" charged by railroad companies in the Tanana Valley. The issue also included the platform and articles of the Socialist Party. The Tanana Valley Socialist indicated that it was planning to publish a second issue, but no other issues are known about. No editor was listed in the issue or mentioned in association with the publication by other contemporary newspapers.

Provided by: Alaska State Library Historical Collections