On July 19, the Walter Harper Project unveiled the 13-foot bronze statue of Walter Harper, including his dog, Snowball. At 20 years of age, Harper’s Koyukon Athabascan subsistence skills and courage contributed to the success of the 1913 pioneer ascent of Denali. On summit day, Harper took the lead and became the first person to stand atop North America’s tallest mountain, Denali, an Athabascan word meaning The Great One.
Doyon is proud to have this statue located at the Doyon Plaza in downtown Fairbanks.
To learn more about Harper visit www.walterharper.com.