In 1985, a reporter from the Christian Science Monitor flew out to see Jay Hammond.
The former governor obliged her, showing her around his 160-acre homestead in a section of wilderness named this year in his honor.
Hammond eventually sat down for an interview and made a prediction: The pinch is coming.
There would come a day, Hammond said, when oil revenue would slip and the state would be confronted with the bill for the service it provides its residents.
Hammond was right, and the pinch is today.