Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 23, 1974 · Page 69
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 69

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 23, 1974
Page 69
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Alaska By John Barbour Alaska baffles the eyes and the mind. What is Alaska? It is too many things. It is: To stand on a road with nowhere behind you and nowhere ahead; to stand at the foot of a mountain and be aware that it is still growing, to fly in a plane and see two worlds at the same time, majesty below the clouds and peaked majesty above. To sit on the bank of a channel that divides Juneau from West Juneau and see two wind socks barely 100 yards apart blowing in opposite directions; to see the Taku wind fighting the powdered snow from a mountain peak; to be aware that the immensity of this land is so great that if it were transported to the lower 48 it

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