Susitna River Lodging
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... me of our childhood holidays to the East Coast! A large tour group has arrived at our lodge so it has lost it's isolated "away from it all" feel. I have been continually surprised by how old everyone else is on Alaska holidays. There has been the odd family and the odd middle aged couple, but the vast majority of tourists are over 70 and American. Some of these groups ...
... Athabascan boat captain told us that eagles sometimes drown when they catch a fish bigger than they are. He said that the week before he saw a water logged eagle trying to make it to the bank after his eyes were bigger than his wing power. There is a proposal to dam the Susitna River for hydroelectric energy so we saw three fish wheel operations conducting studies of the potential impact on fish populations. We paused at several places where ...
... 8217; camp from the mountain. Gear is everywhere. It is fun to reconnect with the few employees still working.
We toured the museum in town, then ate dinner at the West Rib Pub. I pointed out to the staff the signature of Barbara and Brad Washburn they had on the wall. In 1997 I took then to dinner there and I had them sign the wall. It is now covered with signatures including a few that are intruding on the Washburn’s. I suggested ...
... Not much employment in the town hence the reliance on subsistence life style. We visited the visitor centre and watched a few documentaries about early life in Kotzebue and education of high school Eskimos. High school students were shipped of to various schools around Alaska and boarded away from home at the governments expense for the years at high school. Not quite as bad as taking the children away from their parents for good as we did. Alaska now has a policy of ...
... of Historic Places in April 1993. It was originally the site of a Tanaina village but then became established as a mining town & trading post in 1896, before either Wasilla or Anchorage existed. A gold rush to the Susitna River brought prospectors to the area & by 1910 Talkeetna became a riverboat steamer station. In 1915, Talkeetna was chosen as the site for the Alaska Engineering Commission (the company that built the Alaska Railroad) & the community peaked near ...