Hinckley-Creamer Dairy (NRIS 77001572)
Between Farmer's Loop and College Rd.,
Alaska. County/parish: Fairbanks North Star.
5 contributing buildings.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
April 13, 1977.
Also known as:
- AHRS Site FAIR-85
- Creamer's Dairy
- Hinckley's Dair
- Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
- Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge is a 2,200 acre (7.3 km²) bird sanctuary, located within the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska and partially within the city limits of Fairbanks. It consists of wetlands, fields, and forests. The refuge surrounds the former farm of Charles Hinckley and later Charles Albert Creamer (1889-1974), a former chicken rancher from Washington state who moved to Fairbanks. Creamer saved waste grains from his barn to feed migrating birds. After Creamer's death, preservationists banded together to make the area a state refuge. The Creamer farmstead now serves as a visitor center and environmental education center, with the non-profit "Friends of Creamer's Field" presenting programs year-round. In the summer visitors can take a guided nature walk on the refuge trails. The refuge is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is a multi-use refuge, and limited hunting is also allowed in certain seasons. In winter dog mushing trails criss cross the back of the acreage, while skijorers have trails in the front fields.
Among the birds that flock to the refuge in late summer during migration south are Sandhill Cranes, Many ducks and Canada geese. (read more...)
Creamer, C. A.
Hinckley, C. T.
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/77001572