ALASKA: A Pole at the Pole?

ALASKA A Pole at the Pole? Every child firmly believes that the North Pole is tall, striped like a barber pole, and has a ball on top. Stan Garson, an oil rigger at Alaska's Point Barrow, hated to surrender this fancy. In the long Alaskan days & nights, he got to brooding. "All there is at the North Pole is some latitude and longitude,* he complained. "We really ought to have a pole."

Stan, a man of action, hopped into a plane, flew down to Fairbanks, and went over to see his friends in the Estelle Machine Shop. There he talked...

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