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Jul 30, 2017 - Heading to Valdez

This post is simply a "map marker" from Chitina out to Alaska Highway. But, I will tell you about Fishwheels here as it relates to the area. Native people have used "dipnets" to catch salmon since time immemorial, early ones woven from spruce roots, but Fishwheels weren't introduced to copper River country until 1912. The fishwheel is a major means of fishing interior rivers for both Alaska Native and non-Native residents. Fishwheel technology was developed in northern Europe and brought to New England. It spread to the west coast of North...

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Jun 8, 2009 - Tok to Tonsina

Monday, June 8, 2009. Tonsina River Lodge, Tonsina, Alaska Tok to Tonsina We did things around the RV today for the most part. Jonathan spent the morning learning about space. He's really been interested in that lately so he looked up all the planets and all kinds of information on them and wrote about them for his writing today. I ran to the store to pick up some milk and bread at one point then we got on the road around 3:00. Tom figured our drive would be about two to three hours but it ended up taking five because the roads were such...

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