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Alcan Highway – June 19, 1955 (58 years ago today)

June 19, 1955
Dear Sweetheart:
    Well about 2:00 P.M. we started back home, at least that is when we left Circle after seeing the town and the Yukon River.  That is as far north as you can go by road.  It’s about time we are going anyway because a little Indian girl that filled up our car in Circle Hot Springs sure looked cute.  In Circle we went to a trading post and there was a car from Benkelman, Nebr.  The fellow that runs the place had just come up from there.  We took a few movies on the way back to Fairbanks but it was raining the last half of the trip.  When we got back we got in a nice motel.  Army barracks made over — but no bath but we were glad to get it as it was the last room they had.
    We went down and ate at a restaurant where Dad and Mother ate when they were up here.  Then I saw a place where I could call you and went in to call — 9 PM here 1 AM there but they said it would be a 3 to 6 hour delay so I said I’d call at 7 PM tomorrow so I hope I get you.  Still raining so we drove out to the university — Farthest North in the world, just drove around as it was around 10 or 11 but looked everything over — plan to go to see the place tomorrow.  We then went out to the airport but Dad was dead so we came on back home.
    Guess that’s all  Love,
            Emory
Letter sent from my husband's grandfather to his wife from Alaska in 1955Letter sent from my husband's grandfather to his wife from Alaska in 1955Letter sent from my husband's grandfather to his wife from Alaska in 1955

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