In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1949, amidst growing skepticism over the validity of the Fishwheel Gold Strike, 160 miles north of Fairbanks on the Yukon River, a University of Alaska geologist revealed one of the nuggets he examined from the strike was brass and two others were pocket worn.
In 1988, two stranded gray whales left Barrow following an international rescue effort.
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