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    Alaskan Women in Politics

    To celebrate a century of U. S. women’s suffrage on the eve of an election, here’s a reprise of an older post. Hope you all vote on (or before) November 3rd this year! Alaskan women have always been involved in…

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    Alaska and the 4th of July

    This is a reprise from a 2013 post on this blog. Happy Independence Day! Historically, Alaskans are big on celebrating the 4th of July. Even before we became a state, territorial residents made a point of partying on Independence Day.…

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    April in Alaska

    Early April means winter in Alaska. We’re having temperatures between 20 and 40 degrees F in southcentral Alaska, mostly in the 30s. It’s warm enough to go outside, but kind of slushy for skiing. Here are some photos I took…

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    George Attla, a Mushing Legend

    In honor of Fur Rondy, I am reprising an old post about my favorite musher, George Attla. I grew up on Fort Richardson, near Anchorage, Alaska. In those days, the Fur Rendezvous festival (Fur Rondy) was a really big deal.…