Willow, Alaska City Profile

One of the many communities in the area, Willow got its start in the late 1800′s as a gold rush town when gold was found on Willow Creek.  Because of its low elevation and the fact that its pretty far inland, you can imagine how level the area is.  While there is a slight northward […]

Wasilla, Alaska City Profile

Wasilla, Alaska is the sixth largest city in the State of Alaska. This town is now probably most popular because its where the Palin family is from.  Sarah Palin was a 2008 Presidential Nominee who eventually pulled herself from the race not having enough votes to continue.  She remains a frontrunner for the Republican Party […]

Tok, Alaska City Profile

Tok, Alaska lies on a flat alluvial plain in the Tanana Valley.  Its located between the Tanana River and the Alaska Mountain Range.  Its also one of the most important junctions in Alaska being located at the junction of Glenn Highway and the Alaska Highway.  There are quite a few Indian Settlements in the area.  […]

North Pole, Alaska City Profile

Let me get to the most important answer to the most common question asked about this town.  No, this is not the actual North Pole (1700 miles south of the North Pole), and no this is not the place where Santa comes from.  They have however made quite a bit of money on the fact […]

McCarthy, Alaska Town Profile

McCarthy is barely a town in my opinion but it offers some of the greatest experiences in Alaska. At the foot of the Wrangell Mountains McCarthy offers up some of the best outdoor adventures in the state. During the Summer months, McCarthy is one of the coolest places in Alaska to visit. It almost became […]

Juneau, Alaska City Profile

Juneau, Alaska is a rare breed when it comes to being a city inside the United States.  This is not only because its the Capital of the largest state in the United States but it also covers the largest area over land by more than four times the next largest Capital City.  On top of […]

Fairbanks, Alaska City Profile

Fairbanks, Alaska was founded back in the early part of the 20th century.  In 1901, E. T. Barnette settled there because his boat ran a ground and some nearby prospectors convinced him of the potential in the area.  During the first 60 years of existence, Fairbanks suffered from many floods and bridges were constantly washed […]

Delta Junction, Alaska City Profile

The town of Delta Junction is located about 100 miles south of Fairbanks, Alaska.  The Big Delta is located at the intersection of the Delta and Tanana Rivers.  Delta Junction is technically the end of the Alaska Highway.  Delta Junction, Alaska has a very small population of just under 1000.  This is very small for […]

Chicken, Alaska – Town Profile

So here is the name of a town in Alaska that no one has heard of but everyone would talk about if they knew.  Chicken, Alaska which bears a funny name, is anything but.  Chicken was originally settled back in the late 1800′s by a bunch of gold miner’s seeking the American Dream. In 1902 […]

Anchorage, Alaska City Profile

Anchorage may not be the capital of Alaska, but it is by far the largest city.  Not only is it the major port for Alaska (getting goods to pretty much everyone in Alaska) but its also has the most significant road system allowing cars to drive around all year round.  It also makes up over […]