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    Default 100 years ago ANCHORAGE did NOT exist......interesting to ponder.

    Anchorage was all wilderness............before the Railroad tent camp was built about 1915/1916. When we ponder resources that is worth reflecting on. It was all wall to wall wilderness.

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    !905 Los Vegas made something from nothing 180 deg off
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    !905 Los Vegas made something from nothing 180 deg off
    Not without diverting massive amounts of water from Colorado they didn't!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    Not without diverting massive amounts of water from Colorado they didn't!
    Here in Alaska we argue about who is taking fish out of the river before someone else gets a chance to, farther upstream in Canada.

    Down there they get a lot more serious. They took the water right out of the river leaving no H2O to run downstream into Mexico. The Mexicans would have been ecstatic if all the Americans did was to remove all the fish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Anchorage was all wilderness............before the Railroad tent camp was built about 1915/1916. When we ponder resources that is worth reflecting on. It was all wall to wall wilderness.
    Hmmmm, "wilderness":


    wil·der·ness

    /ˈwildərnis/

    noun: wilderness; plural noun: wildernesses

    1. an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region.



    doesn't really jive with this: http://www.alaskapublic.org/2013/09/...horage-museum/
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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    Not without diverting massive amounts of water from Colorado they didn't!
    Yes, and for what? Bright lights and entertainment? I've always felt that robbing the Colorado's water for people's pools and yards was a crime, and unfortunately, an undoable crime. I refuse to visit those places.

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    Jives FINE for me.........But then I clearly remember when Eagle River, Spenard, Mouldoon, Hillside, South Anchorage was NOT part of Anchorage. They all had their own government and mayors. Original Anchorage had an airport (Now Called the Park Strip).

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    doesn't really jive with this:

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