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Book Tour lands in ALASKA

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Book Tour Page 5 - KETCHIKAN

It's a foggy morning when I arrive in KETCHIKAN, ALASKA on April 12, 2012. The town is on one island while the airport is on another, with no bridge between them.

THE FERRY ARRIVES FOR TRANSPORT TO TOWN.
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YOU CAN BRING YOUR GUNS BUT.......
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KETCHIKAN IS KNOWN FOR ITS FISH AND CEDAR FORESTS.
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Salmon Capital of the world.

THE DOCK IN VIEW FROM MY HOTEL ROOM.
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View from the NEW YORK HOTEL AND CAFE, founded by a Japanese family who came thru Ellis Island.

Totem Bight, State Historical Park.
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Situated in a beautiful cedar forest north of Ketchikan.

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What is "The Watcher" holding?

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COOL! All the totems are reading my book!

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The totems were not worshipped, they were made to tell stories, so my book fits right in.

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Another happy totem with a good read.

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That book sure gets around.

With Tsimshian master carver KEN DECKER.
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His CRAZY WOLF Studio is like a museum with such gorgeous art-works all for sale.

More exquisite native arts at CRAZY WOLF Studio.
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Click on the picture for some little-known info Ken told me on the Tsimshian people.

Click here for the secret the Smithsonian Institute doesn't want you to know.

So many fish - even the bus stop bench is a fish.
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The green house is "Dolly's," now a museum. "If you can't find your husband, he's at Dolly's".

Clam chowder at The Pioneer Cafe.
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So thick and hearty, the spoon stands up.

This bear is real.
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Lucky for me, it is also very dead.

Click on the BEAR to continue the tour --->
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Next stop -- Juneau!