What took me by surprise when visiting Fairbanks, Alaska in early September was to see that Autumn had already arrived. We were told that Autumn only lasts for two to three weeks in comparison to the rest of the United States. When seeing Fairbanks in the Autumn, there are only two colors that a person sees: gold and green. The golden yellow color comes from the predominant Quaking Aspen tree and green comes from the many varieties of evergreen trees in Fairbanks.
Many tourists, including myself, thought that Fairbanks got its nickname from the gold rush of the early 1900's. But many natives say it's because of the trees.
Photo captured September 10, 2015.
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