ALASKA: Slisco's Bride

In Alaska everybody who is anybody knows who Martin Slisco is. North of the Arctic Circle 200 miles as the planes fly from Fairbanks toward Point Barrow the roadhouse and store of Martin Slisco queen it over the 48-house settlement of Wiseman, trading and social centre for the 127 whites and Eskimos who live in the gold & game filled 15.000 square miles of the upper Koyukuk River basin. Since 1910 Bachelor Slisco, 53, has lived in Wiseman. Since 1924 he has owned and operated the roadhouse and store, welcoming the dog-mushers,...

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