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Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan has several claims to fame: most standing totem poles in the world, Alaska's first city, or fifth largest city in the state... the latter is all the more impressive when you consider the population in 2010 was counted to be just shy of 15,000 residents. Oh, and the rain capital of Alaska -- it's often damp here. (We'll speak little of the now-dead project to build a bridge to connect the town to the airport, the fabled Bridge to Nowhere.)

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Not too many welcome to town signs from walking in, but the salmon Federal Building will do. A nearby park, complete with -- you guessed it -- one of the countless totem poles. Whilst traveling in your sled, be a safe youngster and buckle up, eh? Good on ya.
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I questions the need for the tunnel (the road also goes around the hill), but it made for a nice photo. I get the need for maintenance work, but why is the fire helmet needed to turn the wrench? Creek Street one pandered to the primal, manly urges of miners, now it caters to those of shoppers.

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