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automotive history

This 1905 Motorcar is the Only Automobile Manufactured in Alaska

The Sheldon is a one-of-a-kind testament to the ingenuity—and unrequited love—of its creator.
September 2, 2021
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satellite

Welcome to Nomehenge, Home to Alaska's Soviet-Era Antennas

“It might sound strange, but it’s a nice place to be.”
June 16, 2021
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pandemic

In Japan, Combating the Coronavirus Calls for a Big Pink Cat

Meet Koronon—cute, cuddly, and a big fan of masks.
May 7, 2021
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garbage

The Naturalist Painting Spectacularly Lush Landscapes on Discarded Trash

Mariah Reading canvasses national parks and turns hubcaps, pants, and more into works of art.
March 22, 2021
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breakfast

Why Longtime Alaska Residents Are Called 'Sourdoughs'

It's not just bread; it's a way of life.
January 15, 2021
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native american cuisine

Why an Alaskan Hospital Added Reindeer Pot Pie and Seal Soup to Its Menu

A state-spanning network of volunteers powers the program.
December 30, 2020
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candy

Why America’s Craft Brewers All Love a Vintage Candy

The sweet fuels the country's breweries.
July 21, 2020
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coronavirus

The World's Chonkiest Plane Is Fighting COVID-19

The Soviets made it to carry spacecraft. Now it's zooming medical supplies around the globe.
May 29, 2020
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gambling

All You Need to Play the Alaskan Lottery Is an Ice Guess

The Tanana River's annual melt has thrilled gamblers for over a century.
May 11, 2020
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whiskey

The Teetotaling Couple Who Filled Their Home With Novelty Whiskey Containers

For decades, Jim Beam made decanters shaped like Elvis, the Mount St. Helens eruption, and more.
May 5, 2020
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races

Once a Year, This Alaskan Town Is Home to More Pies Than People

For mushers in the Iditarod dog-sled race, stopping in Takotna is a treat.
February 26, 2020
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santa claus

In Nome, Alaska, Santa Is a Gravedigger Named Paul

Festive cheer and cemetery caretaking go together surprisingly well.
December 23, 2019