Education: On to Alaska

As a self-assured youth of 18, George Edward Buchanan saved up a little money, begged a little more from his widowed mother, a little more from his boss, quit work in favor of a trip to Europe. Subsequently he made a small fortune selling coal to Detroiters. Having left school early, he says he got his education by ''going and seeing things." Twelve years ago, convinced that it is a good thing for boys to go and see things, he rounded up a trainload of youngsters, set out to show them Alaska. Every summer...

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