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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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    Wyatt and Josie Earp in Nome, Alaska

    You may wonder if the Earps really were in Nome in 1900, as my book Quicksilver to Gold suggests. They were. Wyatt Earp was most famous for his participation in the O. K . Corral gunfight in Tombstone. His vivacious…