Tag Archives: Alaska

Picture from the Past: Flag-raising on Katahdin

Some 57 years ago, Americans were celebrating the nation’s birthday — and the recent addition of the 49th state, Alaska. Here in Maine, a group from Millinocket marked Alaska’s statehood in style, climbing to the top of Mount Katahdin and displaying the new 49-star flag at sunrise on July 4, 1959. Alaska had actually been […]

Feeding time in Alaska: Bear cam offers real-time look at nature

We’re always on the lookout for cool outdoorsy web cams, and this weekend a Facebook friend linked to this site, which is a real eye-opener: http://explore.org/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls The site, run by Explore, features many nature cams, but this one features brown bears feeding on the salmon run at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park in Alaska. What […]