Can you imagine that the old and decrepit Buckner Building in Whittier used to be the talk of the town all over the state of Alaska?
If you don’t believe me, you soon will after I tell you all the incredibly cool things the Buckner Building used to be before time and mother nature took their toll. The Buckner Building, which used to proudly be one of the largest in Alaska, was a U.S. Military building named after General Simon Buckner, the highest-ranking Pacific Theater U.S. Military Officer who died in action during WWI.
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Even though it’s run down, the Buckner Building still proves to be somewhat useful as a ski park for this guy!
Casea Peterson grew up archery hunting, fishing, and camping throughout the Pacific Northwest. Motivated by her love for the outdoors she moved to Alaska to attend school and to spend time exploring the last frontier. If she doesn’t have a pen in hand or her nose in a book, she can be found out on a lake or up in the woods around a fire with friends.
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