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Dogs of the Iditarod
The Iditarod Race is about the dogs! The race was created to remind us of their importance, endurance and dependability. Most of the dogs used are bred for racing!
Iditarod-The Last Great Race
What exactly is the big deal about the Alaska Iditarod? Is it the purse that the winner takes home, the competitive sport of it, or that the mushers are just plain crazy? Personally, I think itís all of the above!
Steese Highway-Scenic Highways Series
As you start looking into how to get around Alaska, you will discover the beautiful scenic byways. Take the Steese Highway for instance. The Steese Highway is known for its beautiful views and vistas. Itís also very frequently closed in the winter because of avalanches!
Meet Sarah from Alaska
This article is about a Great Horned Owl named Sarah, not about former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin! Through a program by the American Bald Eagle Foundation, I ďadoptedĒ Sarah.
Historical Nome Fuel Delivery
History was made in Nome, Alaska in January 2012 and it had nothing to do with the Iditarod! Fuel was delivered by tanker, once it traversed over 300 miles of ice for the first time in history.
The Forgotten War in Alaska
The only United States soil occupied during World War II, was Attu and Kiska Islands in Alaska. The Japanese felt that the United States might try to invade them from the islands! Total American troop casualties from these battles, were second only to the numbers at the battle of Iwo Jima.
Getting Around - Scenic Highways Series
What if you decide to visit Alaska and you want to experience the magnificence on your own schedule, and better yet, in your own vehicle (or a rented one)? How does one get around the great state? What type of roads are there, where do they go, and what can be seen along the way?
So much of what we know about Alaska, has been conveyed by outsiders. Those of us who visit, fall in love, and then cannot get enough. What is the draw? There are many answers, but I found the most compelling in reading Arctic Dance, The Mardy Murie Story.
Tisha is the story of a 19 year old teacher, who goes to Chicken, Alaska to teach. A cheechako from the lower 48, the bets are running she won't last through the first cold snap of the winter. Tisha is stronger than she appears.
Laughing at Alaska
Itís time for a little levity. Here are some fun jokes of, about, or close to Alaska.
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