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    Default The Adventures of a Texas Flat Stanley in Alaska.

    Duke had a busy day.

    This is the First Family statue in our downtown, Golden Heart Plaza.
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    We are just 4022 miles from Dallas.
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    Mile 1523 of the Alaska Canada (ALCAN) Highway, which ends here.
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    This was were Fairbanks began. The Riverboat Lavelle Young was hired to take Captain Barnett up the Chena River as far as possible. The water started getting too shallow here so the Capt. and his supplies were dumped on the bank and Fairbanks was born.
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    The Chena River, starting spring thaw. This is also where the Yukon Quest begins and ends, alternate years, right on the frozen river. 1000 miles through some of the toughest country in the world.
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    Of course Duke had to visit the Yukon Quest office.
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    He closely examined the trail.
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    He really liked the feel of bear skin.
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    And was slightly affected by gold rush fever. I was sure to give him a Tylenol.
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    He tried a dog sled and thought he had better try for a smaller version.
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    Duke didn't like modeling a dog harness. "I'm a boy, not a dog", he exclaimed. I made him try it on anyways.
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    But he did like making new friends and learning a bit more about the Athabascan culture. Her dress is called a kuspuk. They are worn year round with varying layers worn underneath. They are trimmed in brick brack and almost always a colorful print.

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    Duke decided he would rather just be a fan then be a musher or a dog.
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    I had a West Virginia Stanley visit me a couple years ago. He really enjoyed going to a football (soccer) match, helping with the girls, visiting Rockingham Castle, and having a pint at the pub. The last activity was removed from his curriculum when he got home......
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    Quite the adventure.
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    That's a hoot! Thanks for sharing his adventures.

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    thanks for sharing

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    Cool, little guy gets around....LOL
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    He's far from finished with his adventures so stay tuned.
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    must be spring up there. Thanks for the show.
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    FS aka Duke, of course had to go visit the Lend Lease Program statue. If you are not familiar with what that was, do look it up.

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    A little story about the LLP. When we lived in Colorado, my dad had a friend that was a pilot on the Russian side for the flights over to Siberia. We had him over one time, guys out in the shop drinking beer and visiting. They came in for sandwiches for a late lunch. He used a knife and fork for his sandwich. We all got a chuckle out of it. He was a very good sport.
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