Category: Feature Articles

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Women of the Iditarod 2017

The word “Iditarod” comes from an indigenous Athabascan word, meaning “distant place.” Although the course is not technically the same every year, the race is listed as being 1,049 miles… not because that’s the actual distance, but rather because Alaska is the 49th US state. Actually,...

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Assateague Island: A Weird and Wild Place

Wild Assateague Island! There is an island on the East Coast of the United States that is hard to define. The island itself is a bit of a shape-shifter: a lighthouse that once stood proudly on the coastline guiding mariners, now stands, no-less-proudly, five miles...

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Slab City: the Last Free Place On Earth

About 150 miles northeast of San Diego, situated just east of the Salton Sea, lies Slab City. Slab City gets its name from the concrete slabs that remain, an afterthought of the World War II Marine barracks that once dotted the landscape. Since the first...