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Old 12-02-2011, 09:04 AM
Location: on top of a mountain
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Originally Posted by wildchild_to View Post
How could that be....... I will have to pick up that book.
Nick Jans...now that is one fine look'n man! handsome as all get out and a great author!
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:15 AM
Location: Very close to water
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Balto come's to mind for being famous and making mushers famous
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:52 AM
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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*Googleing Nick Jans...
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:55 AM
Location: on top of a mountain
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Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
*Googleing Nick Jans...
here's his website
Nick Jans
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:55 AM
Location: Charlotte, NC... for now
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Originally Posted by warptman View Post
Stevens yes, palins no. Sorry. She's famous in her own mind.
Whether you like her or not, she is very, very famous.

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Old 12-02-2011, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Thejumpsuitman View Post
Whether you like her or not, she is very, very famous.

so aren't a lot of bimbo's! she now one of the -48 dwellers too...The former first family of Alaska recently bought a home in Scottsdale, Ariz. for $1.695 million
Inside Sarah Palin's new Arizona estate - Sarah Palin's Arizona (1) - CNNMoney

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Old 12-02-2011, 10:46 AM
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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That soon to be famous pizza guy in Homer?
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Rance View Post
That soon to be famous pizza guy in Homer?
Larry Albertson!! yes! starvin Marvin's...here's the news

HOMER -- The only pizza factory in Alaska opened quietly on East End Road in Homer recently when Starvin Marvin's Pizza owner became the first in state history to win U.S.D.A. approval.
Larry Albertson, who answers to the name of Marvin even if it's not his real name, spent the past five years gaining U.S.D.A. certification.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:08 PM
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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Sarah Palin is very famous. Everyone knows her name! For every person that doesn't like her. There are some that do like her very much.

It doesn't matter if you like her or not. She is famous!!
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:27 PM
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Is this enough for you??

Famous Alaskans

Here is a short list of Alaskans with a certain amount of notoriety---both good and bad---from the past and present.

Carl Ben Eielson (pioneer pilot) - Pioneer, explorer, and hero are all terms which have been used to describe the life of Alaskan aviator Carl Ben Eielson.

Howard Rock
- An Inupiat Eskimo, Howard Rock was born in Point Hope, Alaska where he learned the subsistence lifestyle of his ancestors and became an activist for his people. He helped prevent the Atomic Energy Commission from performing above-ground nuclear tests in a harbor near his village, edited the Tundra Times, and helped lead the Native land claims struggle which led to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Elizabeth Peratrovich
- Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich was born July 4, 1911, in Petersburg, Alaska. Her Tlingit name was Kaaxgal.aat. As Grand Camp President of the Alaska Native Sisterhood, Elizabeth provided the crucial testimony that cultivated passage of the Anti Discrimination Bill. The Senate passed the bill, which mandated equal treatment for all citizens in public accommodations, 11 to 5. A new era in Alaska's racial relations had begun. Elizabeth Peratrovich died on December 1, 1958, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Juneau.

Molly Hootch and Anna Tibeluk
- Prior to 1976, many rural Native villages in Alaska lacked educational facilities beyond the 8th grade. Students who wished to attend high school were forced to fly long distances and live nine months of the year away from their homes. In 1972, a number of Native students joined together in a suit against the State of Alaska to provide high schools in over 100 Native villages. While the case is officially named Tibeluk v. Lind, for the Eskimo girl who joined the list of plaintiffs in 1975, it is commonly referred to as the Molly Hootch case for the student who headed the original list of plaintiffs. In 1976, the court ruled in the plaintiffs’ favor and 126 villages were granted high schools. This case revolutionized education in Native Alaskan villages.

Jefferson "Soapy"
- C. Smith Soapy arrived in the Gold Rush frontier town of Skagway in the autumn of 1897. Soapy and his gang fleeced newcomers at crooked gambling or at gunpoint. In 1898, a shooting in Skagway resulted in the death of Smith, who is buried there.
Big Mike Heney - Without technical education, Michael James Heney built two railroads, the White Pass and Yukon Route and the Copper River and Northwestern, considered impossible by leading engineers of his day.

Ernest Gruening - Ernest Gruening was territorial governor of Alaska in 1935-1953 and territorial senator in 1956-58. As governor, Gruening formed the Alaska Territorial Guard during WWII to alert the military of potential Japanese attacks from isolated areas like the Bering Sea. The guard was made up primarily of Alaska Natives from rural villages. As territorial senator, Gruening lobbied for Alaska statehood in Washington, D.C. and, following statehood, became a U.S. senator from 1958 to 1968. Gruening was an outspoken opponent of U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

Benny Benson - Thirteen-year-old Benny Benson's fame comes from designing the Alaska flag. Born in Chignik and raised in Unalaska. Benny was the winner of the contest conducted for Alaska students in grades seven through twelve in 1926. The Alaska Legislature adopted his design as the official flag for the Territory of Alaska on May 2, 1927. Later, the drafters of the Alaska constitution stipulated that the territorial flag would become the official flag of the State of Alaska.

Libby Riddles - Libby Riddles was the first woman to win the "Last Great Race on Earth," the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in 1985. At 29 years, Riddles turned in a time of 18 days, 2 minutes, 17 seconds on the route from Anchorage to Nome.

Susan Butcher - The only woman to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race three consecutive years---placing first in 1986, 1987, and 1988. In 1988, a T-shirt appeared in Alaska which read, "Alaska: Where Men are Men and Women Win the Iditarod!"
Joe Reddington, Sr. Joe Reddington Sr. pioneered modern distance mushing and is considered the Father of the Iditarod. He created the event in 1973 and funded it in its first year.

Hilary Lindh - Born in Juneau, Hilary Lindh is a five-time U.S. National Champion and the 1992 Olympic silver medalist in downhill skiing.
Tommy Moe Alpine skier, Tommy Moe won the gold medal in downhill skiing and the silver medal in the super-G event at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. He was the first U.S. man to win two Alpine Olympic medals in one year

Jewel - Shortly after she was born in May of 1974, Jewel's parents moved to Homer, Alaska, settling on an 800-acre homestead. After graduating from a performing arts college, she moved to San Diego and began a successful career in pop music.

Scott Gomez - Scott Gomez of Anchorage was the National Hockey League's rookie of the year in 2000. His team, the New Jersey Devils, won the Stanley Cup.

Irene Bedard - Irene Bedard is an actress originally from Anchorage. She was the voice of Disney's Pocahontas and starred in the film "Smoke Signals."

Carlos Boozer Juneau's Carlos Boozer plays basketball for the Utah Jazz.

Trajan Langdon - Anchorage's Trajan Langdan plays basketball for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.

Skookum Jim - Skookum Jim, a Tagish Native, discovered the gold in Rabbit Creek that started the Klondike Gold Rush.

Jack London - Writer and adventurer, Jack London spent the winter of 1897 in the Yukon and from that experience wrote the books, "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang."

Wyatt Earp - After the infamous shootout in Tombstone, Arizona, Wyatt would live almost another 50 years, well into the 20th century. He was never able to settle down in all his further years, and was mining almost to his death at age 80 in 1929. He continued to move around to different towns in the west and spent several years in Nome, Alaska during the gold rush of the late 1890s.

Elizabeth Peratrovich
Jennie Alexander
Erinia Callahan
Katherine James McQuesten

oh well these below are "from Alaska" for you who are saying well some of these people are not "from" Alaska

Khaleed Leon "Khleo" Thomas (1989 - ) Is an American actor, singer, and rapper best known for his role as Zero in Holes. Born in Anchorage, AK (1074)
Irene Bedard (1967 - ) Irene Bedard is a famous American actress. Irene has acted in a lot of Hollywood flicks and was voted by People Magazine, as one of the top 50 beautiful people in 1995. She is best known as the voice for the main character in the animated Disney film Pocahontas. Born in Anchorage, AK (763)
Benny Benson (1913 - 1972) Designed state flag at age 13. Born in Chignik, AK (17)
Shawn Chacon (1977 - ) He last played in the Majors for the Houston Astros. He throws an 88-92 mph sinker, a big curveball, a slider, and a changeup. Born in Anchorage, AK (760)
Daryn Colledge (http://www.thingstodo.com/lt.php?id=7298 - broken link) (1982 - ) Daryn Colledge (born February 11, 1982 in Fairbanks Alaska) is an American football offensive guard for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. Born in Fairbanks, AK (761)
Kate Earl (1981 - ) Born Kate Joy Smithson, is an American singer-songwriter. Born in Anchorage, AK (1068)
Rosey Fletcher (1975 - ) 2006 Olympic bronze medalist in the women's Snowboarding Parallel Giant Slalom. Born in Anchorage, AK (741)
Scott Carlos Gomez (1979 - ) Scott Carlos Gomez is an American professional ice hockey center of both Mexican and Colombian descent, currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). Born in Anchorage, AK (765)
Travis Hall (1972 - ) Is an NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers Born in Soldotna, AK (1069)

Anna Kathryn Holbrook (1956 - ) Is an American soap opera actress, best known for her role as Sharlene Frame Hudson on Another World, a role she played originally from 1988 to 1991. She returned from 1993 to 1997 and again in 1999. Born in Fairbanks, AK (1070)
Randy Scott Kutcher (1960 - ) Anchorage, Alaska was a Major League Baseball utility outfielder for the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox from 1986 through 1990. Born in , AK (762)
Hilary Lindh (1969 - ) Lindh is a five - time US National Champion downhill skier. She also won the silver medal in women's downhill skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics. Born in Juneau, AK (743)
Lane McCray Jr. (1962 - ) is a singer famous for the successful duo La Bouche. He was stationed in Germany and Turkey with the United States Air Force. As an all-around entertainer in the USA, Lane performed in regional musical theater productions of West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Tom Foolery, Sophisticated Ladies and La Bohame. Born in Anchorage, AK (1682)
Elizabeth W. Peratrovich (http://www.thingstodo.com/lt.php?id=7301 - broken link) (1911 - 1958) Elizabeth W. Peratrovich was an important Alaska civil rights activist, working on behalf of equality for Alaska native peoples. She was the single driving force behind the passage of the state's Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States. Born in Petersburg, AK (764)
Emmitt Gordon Peters Sr. (1940 - ) The "Yukon Fox", is an Alaskan American hunter, fisher, trapper, and dog musher. The last rookie to win the 1,049 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (in 1975), he and his lead dogs Nugget and Digger shattered the previous speed record by almost six days. Born in Ruby, AK (1071)
Jason Ryznar (1983 - ) Is a professional ice hockey player currently with the Alaska Aces of the East Coast Hockey League. Born in Anchorage, AK (1072)
Steve Smith (1985 - ) Is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at USC. Born in Anchorage, AK (1073)
Nathan Luke West (1978 - ) Is an American actor. Born in Anchorage, AK (1075)
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