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North Pole, Alaska (page 1 of 2)
North Pole is on the Richardson Highway, about 12 miles southeast of Fairbanks. Elevation 500 feet. The post office is on Santa Claus Lane. North Pole had its beginnings in 1944, when Bon V. Davis homesteaded this area. Dahl and Gaske Development Co. bought the Davis homestead, subdivided it and named it North Pole, hoping to attract a toy manufacturer who could advertise products as being made in North Pole. The city incorporated in 1953 and developed as a theme city "Where the Spirit of Christmas Lives All Year Long"
sign - welcome to North Pole Alaska
sign - welcome to North Pole Alaska
sign - welcome to North Pole Alaska
fire danger sign
Karen Duquette at the North Pole post office
Karen Duquette at the North Pole post office
candy cane light pole
candy cane light pole
candy cane  poles
North Pole sign
 
'THE NORTH POLE'
'THE NORTH POLE'
'THE NORTH POLE'
'THE NORTH POLE'
 
lake at North Pole
lake at North Pole
USA flag and Peace on Earth flag
USA flag and Happy Holidays sign 
every pole on the main street had a different flag sign
multi flags
USA flag and a Merry Christmas flag
sign-North Pole city limits sign-the original Mrs Claus Bridge
McDonalds candy cane pole giant candy canes
The two RV Gypsies stayed at two different campgrounds in North Pole. The first one was the RV Park on Badger Road because it was closer to Fairbanks. July 9, 2009 70 full hookups, 30/50 amp, free Wi-Fi, CATV, free clean private showers/restrooms and vehicle was area, laundromat, gift shop, gas/diesel, tent area, ATM. Friendly personnel in the office. A nice campground. They will accept mail for you at the office. No washing vehicles, no clotheslines, no campfires.
sign - Riverview RV Park
 Riverview RV Park spelled out in flowers
gift shop sign and mailbox
the RV and car of the two RV Gypsies
 

The second campground was Santa Land R.V. Park right next to The Santa House. July 19, 2009. Full services, free park wide secured Wi-Fi free for 3 days , CATV/showers, 50 amp, private bathrooms, pull-thrus, tours, shuttle and unique holiday setting. This was a Good Sam park.

IMPORTANT When the two RV Gypsies drove by this campground in 2016, the campground was closed, but the Santa Claus House appeared to be open.

sign - Santaland RV Park
entrance sign
sign - Santaland RV Park, Karen and the Clauses
Karen Duquette with Mr & Mrs Claus
Karen Duquette on Rudolph Lane
5 mph sign and Frosty
doorway
register here sign
The new yard of the two RV Gypsies - North Pole, Alaska
the new yard of the two RV Gypsies
AWO & MOB
the newest yard of the two RV Gypsies
snowman electrical post
Lee Duquette on Prancer Lane
Santa and his reindeer
Santa Clause statue and Lee
Santa Clause statue and Lee
Santa Clause statue and  an igloo
Santa Clause statue a
igloo
barn
sign - This House Believe's in Santa Claus
exit sign
 
The Santa Claus House is right next door to Santa Land R.V. Park. The outside of the building is painted for Christmas, of course. This was started by Con and Nellie Miller in 1952. Con Miller was the city's longest serving mayor (19 years). Store open all year-round.
the Santa Claus House
address of The Santa Claus House
Karen pinches the elf's ear
 
Karen Duquette and the painted building
the painted building
 the painted building
 the painted building
Karen Duquette and  the painted building
 the painted building
 the painted building
 the painted building
 the painted building
Karen Duquette and  the painted building
Karen Duquette and Santa Claus
the reindeer's barn
welcome sign to the Santa Clause House
Karen is waiting in the sled for Santa to arrive - hope it's not a long wait!
Karen Duquette in Santa's sled
Karen Duquette in Santa's sled
North Pole has an annual Winter Carnival with dog sled races, carnival games, food and craft booths. There's a big summer festival weekend celebration with carnival rides, food booths, arts and crafts and a parade.

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