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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

Daniel O'Neill

Dan O'Neill

Born in San Francisco, California in 1950, Dan O'Neill came to Alaska in the 1970s. He settled in Fairbanks, and has done a variety of things, including dog mushing, working as a laborer, conducting oral history interviews, as a journalist producing radio and video productions on historical topics, and is now a full-time writer. Dan worked for the Oral History Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the early 1990s doing interviews for projects such as the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Project Jukebox and the Gates of the Arctic National Park Project Jukebox. He is the author of a number of books about Alaska, including The Firecracker Boys, Last Giant of Beringia: The Mystery of the Bering Land Bridge, and A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River . Dan also was an opinion columnist for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper from 1998–2002.

Daniel O'Neill appears in the following new Jukebox projects: