ALASKA: The Valley

The curtain in a Broadway playhouse went up, several years ago, on an Alaskan valley and a colony of bankrupt, wrangling, hopeful, bewildered, bitter Midwesterners transplanted there by the U. S. Government. The play was called 200 Were Chosen. Act I—"This is the Matanuska Valley—best little "valley in South Alaska. The Government brung you here and it's gonna do a lot for you."

"We're farmers—we've got to get a-farmin'. We ain't goin' back on no Goddamned relief no more. . . ." Act II—"If you think anyone can make a livin' in this...

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