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Ester is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States. It is part of the Fairbanks, Alaska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,422 at the 2010 census.
While the village is often described as a "bedroom community" of Fairbanks, Alaska its inhabitants take exception to this description, and have a strong sense of community.
Ester was originally a gold mining camp on Ester Creek, with the first claim staked in February 1903 by Latham A. In 1908 and 1910, the hall was the site of campaign speeches by candidates for the seat of Territorial Delegate. (Labor won in 1908, but Judge James Wickersham won the Ester precinct in 1910.) By 1909 Ester City had a baseball field, a doctor, a mine workers' trade union local, and a teacher, but gold production was beginning to decline. Mihalcik staked his claim in November 1903 but the news of the discovery of gold did not become public until the following February. A social hall was completed in 1907, and was well known throughout the mining district for its dance floor.
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