The Story Behind This Tiny Isolated Alaskan Town Is Amazing
Hyder, Alaska is more of a Canadian outpost than it is a town belonging to the United States. Believe it or not, there are only 87 residents in this tiny, easternmost corner of Alaska, and all of the businesses (except the U.S. Post Office) run on Canadian currency and B.C. time! If you live in Hyder, you can’t even call the cops, just the nearby Canadian Mounties.
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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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