Alaskan Sourdough Starter: Mushing to Medfra
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Richard Eugene Clark: Mushing to Medfra


I was born in Skagway May 1st 1948 in the old White Pass Hospital. My mother’s name was Ester. I never met my father. I was in Skagway until 1959 and then moved to Haines. In 1960, I moved to Sitka with a foster parent. In 1962 my foster mother got a job teaching with the State teaching in the bush and I spent 2 winters in Nikolai. It was a new experience. Lots and lots of fun, lots to do, we picked blueberries; we hunted moose and grouse and did just about everything you do in the bush. I snared rabbits just about the whole time I was there.

I got to see the real Alaska before it became what it is today. At the time there were only three ways to get to the village of Nikolai. You either flew in, to...

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