1. Mining is an integral part of Alaskan history, and the town of Kennecott is the best example of mining in early 20th century America. Deep in the heart of the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the mine and mill town was home to many young men from all over the country who were looking for both work and adventure.

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  2. Unbeknownst to many Americans, the nation's largest national park is in Alaska. The Wrangell St. Elias National Park encompasses a size larger than the country of Switzerland, and more than five times the size of Yellowstone. But before it became a national park in the 70's, it was already home to many folks making a life in one of the most remote locations in the world.

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  3. The American oil crisis of the 70's paved the way for the creation of the Trans-Alaskan oil pipeline, also known as the Alyeska Pipeline. Oil is the largest part of the state's economy, and thus a major force in the creation of jobs. Over the years many people have come to the state for jobs in the oil industry. But although it's provided a good living, the long winters begin to take their toll.

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  4. Kodiak is famous both for its fishing and its natural beauty. This story explores life on a secluded, but important part of Alaska's economy.

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  5. The Iditarod is one of the most famous races in the world and the most iconic sporting event in Alaska. This documentary goes behind the scenes with Bernie Willis, a former musher and now the premier sled builder in Alaska. Four-time winner Lance Mackey is also featured.

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