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(Messy Nessy Chic)   Even by Alaskan standards, this is one weird town   (messynessychic.com) divider line
    More: Weird, Alaska, Whittier, Alaska, community of Whittier today, Anchorage, Alaska, The Residents, Begich Towers, majority of the residents, single building  
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2020-11-27 3:52:18 PM  
Til 2000 they could only get there by train via a tunnel built in the 40's?  wow.
 
2020-11-27 6:51:32 PM  
Saw the headline and thought Whittier.  Yup.

This is a few years old but interesting:
Teaching in Whittier, Alaska...the state's one-building town | INDIE ALASKA
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And this is just scary:
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/a​r​chive/2020/11/alaskas-tsunami-time-bom​b/617082/
 
2020-11-27 7:26:16 PM  
Many many moons ago I was on a cruise from Anchorage to Vancouver. Got on a tourist bus at the Anchorage airport (after spending time in the city while we waited for a later flight during at heat wave where it was 80F). Bus went to Whittier via flatbed railroad car to catch the ship as it was much more economical to get the ship there.

Aside from the port everything was basically in the high rises. So weird, and that was over 30 years ago, but I understood the logic.
 
2020-11-27 9:53:31 PM  
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2020-11-27 10:31:25 PM  
♫ Nothing could be shiattier than to be in Whittier in the morning...♫
 
2020-11-27 10:34:18 PM  
I was thinking Chicken, AK.
 
2020-11-27 10:35:22 PM  
The aptly named town of Chicken I should say.
 
2020-11-29 4:43:07 AM  
Interesting subject, but sweet f*ck, that was a poorly written article.
 
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