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Please forgive me this week as I take a week off from the Sunday posts. My wife and I are experiencing Alaska.

Henry Gannett, the Chief Geographer United States Geological Survey wrote in 1879;

There is one word of advice and caution to be given those intending to visit Alaska for pleasure, for sight seeing. If you are old, go by all means; but if you are young, stay away until you grow older. The scenery of Alaska is so much grander than anything else of the kind in the world that, once beheld, all other scenery becomes flat and insipid. It is not well to dull one’s capacity for such enjoyment by seeing the finest first.

I love Alaska.

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