Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Discovery Sternwheeler On The Chena River

A major attraction in Fairbanks is the Discovery boat cruise. Not being fond of tour crowds, we none-the-less enjoyed this day.

                            Some of the expensive homes along the Chena River.

      We enjoyed a stop at 4 time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher's home and kennel.

                                Susan died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 51.

                      Me winning the Iditarod race with that new dog team I had gotten.

Our boat stopped at a replica of an Athabascan Indian Village originally established near this site.

Villages such as this still exist in the Alaskan interior today, several of which we have visited on this trip.

                                       Trappers' line cabin--used while away from the village.

 Sod made good roof insulation.

                              An old trapper relaxing after a hard day on the trail.

                                         Dixie Alexander in front of her summer cabin.

                                   She is known for her work with hides, furs and beads.

                                 You can have her make a coat like this for only $16,000.

That might leave you with enough money to live in an Athabascan home like one of these, used temporarily while in search of game.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just wondering what that "OLD" trapper" - TRAPPED.
Looking forward to your visit as we'll be here until Christmas.