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University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Rainey (Skarland) Cabin 1940

The Rainey Cabin was built in 1936 for Froelich Rainey, the first professor of anthropology at the University of Alaska, a pioneer in Arctic arcaeology. After Rainey, the cabin was occupied by a series of well-known arctic researchers including, J. Louis Giddings, Ivar Skarland, David Hopkins, Lydia Black and Richard Pierce. The cabin is now on the National Registry of Historic Places and is used as a residence under the custiodianship of the Department of Anthropology.


Images of and information about the Cabin

Partial list of publications by previous inhabitants of the Cabin

Contact: David Koester

This page last updated:
January 27, 2005 9:17