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Refuge Notebook: Following the Alaska dream

When I was 6 years old, my family traveled the Alcan Highway from California to the Arctic Circle in Alaska. We visited relatives who lived on a subsistence farm in the Peace River...
Treider: A different vision of Alaska's future

In 1985, my young family followed an oilfield truck up the Alcan and we began a life of adventure, beauty, hard work, laughter and tears. About a decade ago, I married my best friend, Nelma...
'Exploder' had a long, useful life for many, many years before it came into Carol's possession -- driving it into ditches, towing another vehicle up the Alcan Highway, exceeding load capacities, and other things her father would never admit to. Most importantly though, in my opinion...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...Bulldogs, Nikiski, Sterling, Kasilof, financial, security, churches, 'Cook Inlet', hiking, mountains, Redoubt, alcan, clamming, technology, wildlife, refuge, nikishka, nature, halibut, fishermen, terrorist, attacks, pipeline, knowles...
Richard L. Dickinson

...2015, in Alaska. He was a longtime resident of Alaska, arriving in 1967 after realizing a lifelong dream of driving the Alcan Highway. While in Alaska, he resided in Anchorage, the Eagle River area, Soldotna, and the Matsu Valley. Richard was born...
Dorothy Lentz Bourne

...1932 in Chicago, Illinois to Mabel and Ralph Bourne. As a newlywed, she and her husband Robert "Bob" Lentz ventured up the Alcan, arriving in Seward in 1950. They moved to North Kenai after the 1964 earthquake. She moved into the Kenai Senior Center...
Mr. Jeffrey Scott Paneitz Vern and Beverly Paneitz in Fairbury, Nebraska.Jeff believed the most important thing in life was family. He drove the AlCan highway to Alaska alongside his brother and family in 1980, first settling in Anchorage and then in Soldotna. He was never...
Betty Louise Brown

...After living there for about a year, they decided to go to Alaska. This was a year after the earthquake. They drove up the AlCan, Dave in his Jeep and Betty and the kids in a Studebaker they had purchased for $150 at the car lot where Dave was working...
Mrs. Lorna Corder Porter

...left to serve in World War II. In 1953 they moved to Alaska unintentionally from Colorado Springs, Colorado by driving the Alcan with their daughter and son. They often would say they quickly became true 'Sourdoughs' (Sour on Alaska and no Dough to...
Juanita Elizabeth Lazenby Fander

...Fander. She married Phillip Lazenby on Aug. 26, 1946 in Minden, Nev.Peggy and Phil Lazenby drove up the newly completed Alcan in 1947 to start a new life in Alaska. Times were tough and work was scarce so they drove back to Washington state that same...


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