Hatcher Pass Lodge
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... to trade with another colonist or find an unclaimed tract of land that was more level and more cleared. By June, the families’ tents were moved into 10 different camps near their tract of land until their houses could be completed. Families were able to choose from one of five floor plans for their house. The original idea was to cut the local trees to build log homes, but it quickly became evident that there were not enough trees large enough ...
Friends make up the spice in life. I have amazing friends in my circle. The main crew consists of Josh, me, Hersh, Jared, Chafin, and Varner. There is of course Cookie, but due to distance she does not hang with us regularly. The circle used to be bigger, but sadly, two who I thought were trusted friends ended up backstabbing us and are now cut out completely. This is not about them, however, because life is too short to waste on people who don't ...
... is the area where 203 families from MN, WI, and MI were selected from a pool to resettle here during the Depression of the 1930's. The Scandinavian farming families were thought to be the most suited and hardiest for this opportunity. The families were given 40 acres. As of 1965, about 20 of the original families remain.
Tomorrow we head for Valdez stopping in the Glennallen area on the ...
... the smaller streams and creeks, along with bears and other predators. And they never give up. They don't eat, they fight exhaustion, they persevere until they get the job done. Truly amazing.
Carol's son, Ryan, a geologist who is currently mapping the sea floor off of Cordova, joined us for taco bar dinner. Ryan confirmed the unfortunate news that we had, in fact, collected lovely iron pyrite flakes...dang it! Well, ...
... a nonessential business. So, this town that had sprung up with families and lives was left in limbo during the war. After the war, it never recovered to the prewar level of production.
In spite of my, once again, ill-advised footwear choice of Danskos, I agreed to walk the steep, narrow, winding, gravelly, you're-probably-going-to-break-your-nec k path to the top of the hill where the rail track emerged from ...