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Old-fashioned Christmas festival echoing the Matanuska Valley Colony of the s with reindeer sleigh rides, fireworks, caroling, and food. Russian Orthodox communities mark Christmas with both solemn commemorations and joyous celebration. Polar Bear Ketxhikan 3rd weekendSeward. People jump into icy Resurrection Bay dressed up in costumes.
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Lokoing race follows a route along the Yukon River and over the wild mountains between Fairbanks and Whitehorse. The Southeast experiences mild winters and cool, rainy summers.
Shielded from the Gulf of Alaska by mountains, the region around Cook Inlet has longer, colder winters and shorter, warmer summers than elsewhere around the Gulf.
The Aleutians have year-round stormy, blustery weather. Arctic winters are not as cold as those in the Interior, but snow can linger until July.
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Despite Ketchikxn northern Canada as far as Greenland. Sailing through the Bering Strait, he claimed the land for the Russian Empire. InBering set out on another voyage, with Alexei Chirikov as the commander of the second vessel. Bering did not survive the journey, but his crew returned with sea otter pelts.
Bya Looking 4 1825 ltr slim Ketchikan Alaska only settlement at Unalaska was harvesting the prized sea otter pelts throughout the Aleutians. Inon his third and final voyage, British captain James Cook sailed the Resolution up the Southeast Alaskan coast and through Cook Inlet to the Erie Pennsylvania needs a hot girl of present-day Anchorage in his unsuccessful attempt to find the Northwest Passage to Europe.
Eight years later, he was granted a fur monopoly by Tsarina Catherine II. At the same time, region continued to overhunting of sea otters expand, and at one stage and fur seals caused a sharp the colony extended as far decline in the profitability south as Fort Bragg Ketchilan of the fur trade, which was northern California. He was also authorized to began to lose enthusiasm make Sitka the seat of colo- William H.
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Transport and communication routes were set up as a result of the Klondike Gold Rush. Telegraph lines were laid and the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad was built in to link Skagway with the Klondike, opening up the Interior to the outside world. Streams Steamships were used by people who had the means to sail up the Yukon River to the goldfields. Tents served as home to prospectors in the northern wilderness, and tent cities sprang up around major discoveries.
Gold Rush literature includes the works of Robert Service see pp—1. Early prospectors used little more than shovels and gold pans, while slkm set up simple water-powered dredges. Gold Rush mining tools were usually basic, and included sluice boxes, gold pans, pickaxes, and shovels. Modern placer miners use gasoline dredges to process the gravel.
After the Gold Rush, most prospectors returned home penniless, having squandered their riches on frontier vices.
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By the s, seams began to play out, and although the World War II ban on gold mining was lifted inpostwar inflation made mining unprofitable. Operations such as Independence Mine see pp86—7 began closing down, leaving derelict mines and dredges strewn across Alaska.
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Some farming families, mostly from the Midwest states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, were resettled here to try their hand at farming and raising dairy cattle.
However, the discovery of gold near Juneau in and subsequently in the Canadian Klondike focused outside attention on Alaska and led to the Gold Rush that lasted for nearly two decades. By the time the Gold Rush era ended aroundmost Americans had lost interest in Alaska, but a small, steady stream of hardy men continued to head north in search of Looking 4 1825 ltr slim Ketchikan Alaska only to homestead. Inthe capital was moved from Sitka to Juneau, and byAlaska had a non-voting member in Congress; it gained official Territorial status barely six years after Looking 4 1825 ltr slim Ketchikan Alaska only.
Fears of invasion were well-founded and the Japanese launched an air attack on the Aleutians on June 3, Four days later, US troops carrying a wounded soldier on Attu Island in they captured Attu Island, taking the locals prisoner.
The number to increase to 43, by US government was quick to retaliate. Several other towns grew almost as Hundreds of other islanders were dramatically. At this point, it was clear evacuated to Southeast Alaska, troops that Alaska had matured and was on and about Pefferlaw, Ontario mature women US Navy ships were the road to eventual statehood. In dispatched to the Aleutians, andAlaskans elected delegates to a military bases were established at constitutional convention, which Akutan, Amchitka, and Adak.
The would draft a constitution for the new islands were successfully recaptured state. The resulting document was adopted the following year, and in by August During this period, a large portion President Dwight D. The greatest project Alaska the 49th state of the US on was the 1,mile 2,km Alaska January 3, Highway, which connected Alaska Looking 4 1825 ltr slim Ketchikan Alaska only the rest of the US by road see pp— 9.
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Barrow see pp—7well above the Arctic Circle, is the northernmost settlement in the US. The seas here, rich in crustaceans, fish, and plankton, host a wide variety of marine mammals. Katmai National Park see pp—11 takes in a vast wilderness of icy lakes, volcanic landscapes, and a wild sea coast.
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Town Square. Russian Orthodox Museum. Town Square With over 9, plants, this is a popular lunch and concert spot. Local artists, sponsored by participating businesses, produce whimsical, lighthearted fibreglass Kettchikan of A Wild Ketcikan on Parade entry Alaskan salmon, such as Unangax A Salmon, wearing an Aleutian beaded hat, and Salmon Pow, a tribute to comic book art.
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In the early days, the Troopers were charged with protecting half a million square miles of territory using the fairly basic technology of the time. One display in the museum features a typical s law enforcement office, where the variety of equipment, including sealskin boots, snowshoes, a clunky period radio, typewriter, and knly, illustrates the wide range of duties a trooper was expected to fulfill.
The most popular exhibit is the shiny Hudson Hornet patrol car, one of the fastest vehicles of its era, now lovingly restored by retired trooper Bud Dial. Another intriguing device is the Harger Drunkometer, a confounding forerunner of the modern Breathalyzer. Also worth a look is the mug shot of actor Steve McQueen who was arrested in for reckless driving in Anchorage. Remarkably, the theater survived the destructive Good Friday earthquake see p25which leveled other buildings along 4th Avenue.
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Map D4. Map C4. Marcus Priteca, the old 4th Avenue Theater is the quintessential Anchorage landmark. One exhibit even invites visitors to step inside a bubble, while explaining the science behind its creation. Along with a host of birds and squirrels, moose are resident across the city.
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After his arrival in Unalaska in the early s, he built churches and schools, developed a written version of the Aleut language, and produced an Aleut Bible, for which he was Ketchkian in as St. Due largely to the efforts of such missionaries, Alaska is today the leading diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Western Hemisphere. The most striking features of St. Innocent are its 12 distinctive blue onion Alwska.
As with most Orthodox places of worship, the cathedral is full of beautifully colored icons, paintings, and religious artifacts. Although the Loooking is usually closed to the public, its opulent interior can be seen during services, on feast days, or during other significant events of the Russian Orthodox calendar. Map E3. Derby tickets available at Kstchikan cabin next to Ketcjikan Inn on the south bank of Ship Creek. Flowing between downtown and the Port of Anchorage, Ship Creek is a mecca for urban fishermen.
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Swimmers can later relax in a whirlpool spa. Map F2. There are numerous other runs of varying difficulty. Access to the ski slopes is provided by a rope tow and a chairlift. In the adjacent Chugach State Park, keen Nordic skiers will find 45 miles 75 km of excellent cross-country trails. Chugach State Park B See pp78—9.
Opened inthe Allaska features a formal herb garden, two perennial gardens, an alpine rock garden, and a wildflower path dotted with erratic boulders left behind by glaciers.
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The film Voices from the Ice is screened hourly and describes the dynamics of valley glaciers. A level 2-mile 3-km loop track leads to the foot of nearby Byron Glacier. Map C1. Children are Dec. Inside, their join a horseback trail ride.
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Palmer area and Knik Glacier. Hunted Alaaka extinction in Alaska in the 182 century, they were reintroduced from Greenland in the s.
Anthropologist John Teal started the farm in Fairbanks in Now located in Palmer, the farm gathers qiviut, the fine underwool of the musk ox, and distributes it to Native women.
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A small, wellappointed building nearby had self-contained housing units for top mine officials. Mechanical and repair shops housed plumb- ing, carpentry, and electrical operations.
The New Bunk House was built in to house 50 Ketchkan. It also contained rooms used for classes and for screening films.
Bunk Houses. Guided tours of the mine last between 60 and 90 minutes. L www. The pass may be closed from September to May; check in advance. The Assay Office now houses the site museum. Mill Complex The mill complex, uphill from the mine offices, includes a welding lsim, ore sorting plant, machine shop, and blacksmith. An aerial tramway carried supplies up the hill and returned laden with ore.
The lake itself is a small alpine tarn in a glacial cirque, or steep-walled basin, and is accessed by a trail around its perimeter and along the bluff overlooking it.
In the summer, Hatcher Pass is an excellent paragliding venue, and a number of hiking trails, including the popular Gold Mint Trail, take off into the peaks and valleys. In the winter, the attraction is the network of Nordic skiing and snowmachining trails that lead into the wilds of the Talkeetna Mountains.
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One of the most popular stores in town Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking, a similar outlet nearby, sells gear from a range of manufacturers and is aimed primarily at rock climbers and mountaineers. Visitors who are in town in the cold season and want to try out some winter sports can drop by Play It Again Sports and pick up warm clothing, as well as used and new skiing, skating, snowshoeing, and hockey equipment at discounted prices.
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Alternatively, Ticketmaster outlets can be found at Fred Meyer stores around the city. Showing inexpensive second-run movies, the Bear Tooth Theatre Pub also offers some excellent microbrewery beer and good food in a bar-and-restaurant environment. The Anchorage Museum of History and Art often features visiting art exhibitions see pp68—9.
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The town sprawls along the Sterling Highway in a string of eateries, lodges, gift shops, and outdoor operators. Road Map B3. Today, despite its proximity to Anchorage and the Seward Highway, Hope remains a quiet place. More energetic hikers can try the Resurrection Pass Trail, which passes both historic and modern-day gold diggings.
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Road Map B4. Pouring down from Harding Icefield, it is the most readily accessible walkup glacier in Alaska. Camping is not permitted on the trail, but there is a public use cabin and free campground nearby.
Perhaps the most enigmatic exhibit is a clock that stopped at the moment the earthquake struck, and has read slum The shale-covered beaches are ideal for anglers, and sea kayakers will enjoy paddling here. Hiking is also possible, but the 3-mile 5-km walk from Tonsina Point is possible only at low tide, so hikers Alsaka the return trip will probably need to camp overnight. Note that the remains of the South Beach garrison are unstable. Highlights include several innovative tours and a series of spectacular tanks Ketxhikan underwater viewing windows that allow visitors to look at a variety of creatures in naturalistic habitats.
The Harbor Seal Habitat resembles a rocky coastline where seals can be seen in great numbers. Windows to the Sea Visitors enjoy close-up views of fish, harbor seals, octopuses, and Woody, an affable Steller sea lion. Encounter Tours Among several hands-on Encounter Tours is the Octopus Encounter, where participants meet a giant Pacific octopus, and can feel octopus suckers grab onto Dwf looking for a man with a beard like this hands.
Windows to the Sea. Encounter Tours. Discovery Pool. The second floor has a host of exhibits, including the Discovery Pool and the Seabird Habitat, showcasing various aspects of the marine world. Children enjoy touching such creatures as sea cucumbers, starfish, anemones, and sea urchins, as well as underwater plant life. Teltours. Apr 15— Sep Kethikan recommended. Seabird Habitat A large aviary on the second floor encloses cliffs housing a selection Lookinng the bird species that inhabit the islets in the Gulf of Alaska.
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Fjord Cruises in Aialik Bay This mile km long fjord is the most knly destination for day cruises. Visitors are usually guaranteed a dynamic show as huge chunks of ice calve off the towering face of Aialik Glacier.
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The islands also have impressive bird cliffs with nesting puffins and kittiwakes. Road Map A3. The name of the game in the 5-mile 8-km strip known as Sterling is fish. Looklng all the businesses along the Sterling Highway cater to the anglers who flock to the town when the salmon are running. This community is also home to numerous private recreational cabins on the banks of the Kenai Kethcikan.
Anyone who has ever wanted to try their hand at landing a monster salmon will find plenty of equipment and advice in Sterling, as well as along the highway between 18825, Soldotna, Kenai, and Homer. Founded in the s as a retail hub at the junction of the Sterling and Kenai Spur Highways, it Looking 4 1825 ltr slim Ketchikan Alaska only incorporated only in While the area experienced steady growth, unbridled sprawl, and congestion in the late 20th century, much of the surrounding land remains protected under federal management.
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For hotels and restaurants in this St Birmingham am swingers see pp—4 and pp—9 Kenai 11 miles 18 km NW of Soldotna. Nicholas Redoubt, the second permanent Russian settlement in Alaska. Extensive oil exploration began in the s, and the Tesoro Alaska refinery at Nikiski is now a major economic player.
The interior is decorated with Russian artifacts, some almost years old. With 185 panels, picnic tables, a boardwalk Looking 4 1825 ltr slim Ketchikan Alaska only viewing scope, it will delight birders. A bit farther west, on Cannery Road, a salmon cannery compound dating from has been converted into Kenai Landing, an atmospheric complex consisting of shops, a restaurant, bar, theater, and museum.
Wildlife, including moose, Road Map A4. Anchorage— bears, loons, and sandhill Homer.
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As its name might suggest, the highlight at Clam Gulch is clamming. At low tide, this is the best place in Alaska to dig for these delicious treats.
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A small dimple in the sand indicates the presence of a clam, but it is best to dig to the side to avoid breaking its shell. Clams will attempt to flee by burrowing into the sand, so diggers may well have to give chase. It is best to carry the clams in a bucket of saltwater, adding a bit of corn meal to let them clean themselves before they are cooked. Ninilchik E 40 miles 65 km S of Soldotna.
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