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Travel & Adventure in the Last Frontier

The Alaska Podcast (HD) Bob Kaufman

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Travel & Adventure in the Last Frontier

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    Anchorage Tour (HD): AEC Cottages and the Leopold Davis House

    Anchorage Tour (HD): AEC Cottages and the Leopold Davis House

    These simple cottages, housing Alaska Engineering Commission engineers and railroad workers, started dotting the landscape of Anchorage in the late 1910s. Many were ultimately turned into offices, others were moved, and some were even dragged to the dump, where the fire department would set them ablaze just for practice. The remaining homes—such as the Leopold Davis house, home to Anchorage’s first mayor—offer a window into life in Anchorage during the 1920s and ’30s.

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    Anchorage Tour (HD): Delaney Park "Park Strip"

    Anchorage Tour (HD): Delaney Park "Park Strip"

    This clearing at the edge of town once functioned as a firebreak between Anchorage and its neighboring forest. At other times, it acted as an airstrip, a golf course and even a makeshift housing development, when people lived here during the 1940s boom in apartments created out of old barracks. Today the Park Strip—just one block wide but 13 blocks long—is home to ball fields, a gym, ice rink and a giant steam locomotive.

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    Anchorage Tour (HD): Wendler Building

    Anchorage Tour (HD): Wendler Building

    Wendler Building (HD) In such a male-centric city, it has often been tough for Anchorage’s ladies to sit down and enjoy a cocktail without—well, being crowded out by the men.

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    Anchorage Tour (HD): Oscar Gill House

    Anchorage Tour (HD): Oscar Gill House

    Oscar Gill was a local statesman who played a key role in Alaska gaining statehood, but his house achieved fame all on its own. Gill was Anchorage’s mayor during Prohibition, when bootlegging was big business.

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    Anchorage Tour (HD): Oscar Anderson House

    Anchorage Tour (HD): Oscar Anderson House

    This 1915 A-frame building was the first actual home built in Anchorage, initially standing out amongst the sea of tents surrounding it.

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    Anchorage Tour (HD): Old City Hall

    Anchorage Tour (HD): Old City Hall

    Old City Hall (HD) When it went up in 1936, this was—for a little while, at least—Anchorage’s biggest building, encompassing every major municipal function from the mayor’s office and firehouse to the phone department.

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