Aeronautics: Air Mushing

Marked in red on a map of Alaska in the Alaskan Airways office at Fairbanks is a 200-mi. square in the extreme northeast section of the Territory along the Canadian border and the coast of the Arctic Ocean. Somewhere in that wilderness plods a herd of 2,400 reindeer, all that remain of a herd of 3,500. With seven Lapp herders they are on their way from the Seward Peninsula to east of the Mackenzie River in northern Canada. They set out two years ago when Lomen Reindeer Corp. contracted to deliver the herd...

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