Friday, July 17, 2009

07/17/09 Independence Mine Hatcher Pass

Went to Hatcher's Pass today to see the old abandoned Independence Mine. This was a big mine in its day. Just about falling down around us now though. Life was rough. I read where a family went to town (Palmer) twice a year and a one-way trip took all day. They got supplies, mail and placed mail-orders for other things they wanted (who knows how long that took to get way the heck up here!).

I'm standing next to a flat head eight cylinder engine with a GE electrical power generator attached.

Hiked about 3-4 miles of the Coastal Trail in Anchorage. After we ate Italian food we had to do something to work it all off. Went with the two girls, Alex and Char (of course). Went for a little drive around the airports.

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  1. Sounds like you're eating pretty good up there. YOu need to go to the Moose's Tooth on Friday between 5:30 and 6:00pm.

  2. I think we just got back. but I thought it was named the Bear Tooth??? See my latest post.

    They had pretty good food and we saw a good movie too.

  3. the Moose's Tooth is where EVERYBODY in anch goes on Friday after work. Impossible to get into without a 45 minute wait, at least. It is owned by the Bear Tooth owners.

  4. We went there last night. We had to wait 90min, Soup was fumming.