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Ernest Leffingwell, scientist with a fan club

...wrote in his USGS paper, The Canning River Region, Northern Alaska. "About six weeks were spent on the ice near Point Barrow, but no whale was killed." Local Natives on and near Flaxman Island and some white prospectors in the country taught...
Thank you from NAMI-Juneau train prospective teachers locally and to bring this outstanding course to other locations throughout Alaska. (Point Barrow has already asked us to come in September.) We believe this effort will bring hope, comfort and resources for families...
ASRC: Tapping into oil wealth

...adage that living well is the best revenge. Whaling festival: Maggi Ahmaogak prepares fermented bowhead whale meat at point Barrow for a whaling festival. Her husband George was the captain of the boat that landed the whale. BRIAN WALLACE / THE...
Alaska Science Forum: Bowheads rise, Barrow sinks, fire scars the tundra

...year from mid-April until June. The whales, which spend their entire lives in arctic waters, are migrating past Point Barrow during that time. Since George and his colleagues began recording whale numbers 34 years ago, their counts have increased...
Passel of polar bears pounces on Pt. Barrow

...Large numbers of polar bears have crowded into the Point Barrow area recently, and scientists are at a loss to explain...And tour groups that visit the whale bone piles at Point Barrow, 12 miles north of town, were seeing 40 to 50 bears...
Human jawbone found on solstice tour near Barrow

BARROW - A group of tourists taking the midnight run out to Point Barrow hoped to see polar bears. It was foggy on June 21, the summer solstice, and what the group ended up seeing was not exactly what...
This Day in History

In Alaska In 1935, humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow. In 1943, Kiska Island in the Aleutians was retaken by American forces after the Japanese fled. In 1959, the U...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Alaska's northernmost outpost, Point Barrow. Post was an experienced pilot...killed at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 near Point Barrow, when their plane crashed nose-first...Alaska's northernmost outpost, Point Barrow. Final flight of Will Rogers...
This Day in History

...Cannery in Wrangell. In 1949, the Navy reported that natural gas in commercial quantities had been discovered near Point Barrow. In the nation In 1866, Ulysses S. Grant was named general of the Army, the first officer to hold the rank. In...
Final flight of Will Rogers, Wiley Post remembered they flew to Alaska's northernmost outpost, Point Barrow. Post was an experienced pilot who had flown around...Post were instantly killed at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 near Point Barrow, when their plane crashed nose-first into a river...


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