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In 1908, a colossal blast incinerated a swath of wilderness deep in Siberia, at about the same latitude as Anchorage. 

Stone spear points from Serpentine Hot Springs on the Seward Peninsula hint that ancient people may have migrated northward between ice sheets from warmer parts of America,

Floating down the Fortymile River, we saw a cut in the green hills that hinted of a creek. My canoeing partner and neighbor, Ian Carlson, 13, wanted to see a ghost town.

Thanks to her six-year-old grandson, Janet Klein of Homer recently hosted a few interesting house guests.

 

About 160 years ago, U.S. Secretary of State William Seward was taking some heat for his significant role in the purchase of Alaska.