Place:Deltana, Southeast Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

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NameDeltana
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates63.964°N 145.409°W
Located inSoutheast Fairbanks, Alaska, United States


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Deltana is a census-designated place (CDP) in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 2,251.

History

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In 1904, the U.S. Army Signal Corps built the McCarty Telegraph station on a site near a roadhouse established the previous year at the confluence of the Tanana and Delta rivers. The Chisana gold strike of 1913 brought many hopeful prospectors to the area. In the 1920s, many American Bison were brought to the area, and in 1927 the name was changed to Buffalo Center.

In 1942, five miles south of Deltana, Fort Greely was constructed. Beef cattle were shipped during the 1950s, and during the 1970s the local economy was given another boost with the completion of the trans-Alaska pipeline.

In 1980, of land were set aside as the Delta Bison Range to confine the bison and separate the expanding herd from local farmland.

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