Moose Recce and other Alaskan sports

My wife was a big cross county skier when we lived in Alaska. Luckily Anchorage had an extensive series of trails.  So every winter, she and a friend would load the dogs — hers a Malamute, ours a Samoyed– into the car and drive to the local park where they could pick up the trails.   479 more words

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Travels with Auntie B

About forty years ago, we began camping with my late aunt, who had just lost her husband to cancer. This occurred the first time she and my mother visited us in Alaska. 661 more words

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An Officer's Lady on the Frontier

Elizabeth Proal Norvell (1848-1931) was the wife of Colonel Stevens Thompson Norvell, an officer of the 10th Cavalry, one of the famed Buffalo Soldier regiments on the great plains.     420 more words

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A Special 4th of July

Forty years ago we celebrated our nation’s birthday in Alaska.  It was the Bicentennial, our 200th birthday.  From the start we were heavily involved with the celebration as I was a member of both the Anchorage Bicentennial commission and the Elmendorf base celebration. 484 more words

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