Alaska: The Way North

Canada's Expo 67 may be the foremost fair of the year, but it is not the northernmost. Some 100 miles below the Arctic Circle, along a swift-flowing river where the cannonade of breaking ice lately echoed, Alaska last week opened its own centennial exposition and applied to it what sounded like a highway designation: "A-67." As Republican Governor Walter Hickel inaugurated the frosty fiesta on a 42-acre site in Fairbanks (pop. 19,000), the nation's 49th and biggest state was already well into a yearlong shivaree commemorating the 1867 purchase from Russia of...

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