The Inupiat Heritage Center (1999) celebrates Eskimo contributions to whaling. Barrow is warming quickly due to being in the Arctic. Barrow was incorporated as a city in 1959. Barrow (Utqiagvik) Alaska is 340 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the largest municipal government in the world, and the nation’s farthest northern community. [symple_toggle title=”January“]January 1, 1918 – An Alaskan law that forbid employees from working more than 8 hours a day went into effect. The six-sided monument honors pioneer Wiley Post and comedian and homespun philosopher Will Rogers who died in 1935 when their plane went down 15 miles southwest of Barrow … The area has vast oil and gas deposits and is the northernmost tip of the massive National Petroleum Reserve. Summers in Barrow are cool with only 26 days above 50°F (10°C) occasionally reaching above 65°F (18°C). Does the Atlantic Ocean have the world’s deepest water? (2000) Barrow city, 4,581; (2010) Barrow city, 4,212. Corrections? Just west of the Alaska Airlines terminal at Ahkovak and Momegana Streets, is the Will Rogers and Wiley Post Monument. Cape Smythe Whaling and Trading Station (1893) is the oldest frame building in the Arctic. Station moved 0.3 miles SW and upslope to 17 feet elevation 12/27/24. Temperature instruments lowered to 5 feet and HO6 series hygrothermometer added 75 feet NW of instrument shelter 4/21/77. It is connected with Anchorage (725 miles [1,165 km] south) and Fairbanks (500 miles [800 km] south-southeast) by regular air service. LCD summary says temporary move to Hansens Store, location unknown. Pop. The town is now officially called Utqiagvik, its Inupiaq name. The highest temperature recorded in Barrow was 79 °F (26 °C) on July 13, 1993 and the lowest temperature was −56 °F (−49 °C) on February 4, 1924. Omissions? Sea ice generally tight against shore in winter; may retreat offshore to considerable distance in summer. The average yearly temperature in Barrow is 13.6 °F (−10.2 °C). Move 330 feet ESE to Weather Bureau building at Wiley Post-Will Rogers Airport and thermograph removed 11/7/66. Barrow was incorporated as a city in 1959. General area of Point Barrow, Alaska until I can find a better map. Site continuity reasonable, but changes in summer exposure to ocean, and albedo changes due to growth of town, moves, snow clearance, dirt on snow, etc. During the 1940s and 1950s the military played an influential role in the area. Record length and completeness good; no missing data since 1921. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. 5'. Barrow is the site of Iḷisaġvik (community) College (1995), located on the grounds of the former U.S. naval research laboratory.