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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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    When It’s Springtime in Alaska

    When It’s Springtime in Alaska it’s not really 40 below, my apologies to Johnny Horton. Yesterday’s highs were 10 degrees (F) in Nuiqsut, 35 in Barrow, 68 in Fairbanks, and 60 in Anchorage. You get the idea. We do have…

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    The 1964 Earthquake

    Here in Alaska we refer to it as the ’64 earthquake, the Good Friday earthquake, or just the quake, as in, “Were you here for the quake?”   On March 27, 1964, Southcentral Alaska experienced one of the biggest earthquakes…