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Old 11-14-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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I give you two weeks lol
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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NO!! The junk is what makes the whole place so unique. It doesn't need to be beautfied like some beach town in Kalifornia. I'm sending a letter to the editor of the Nome Nugget to start a petition to save Nome's junk. One summer I parked parked an old broken down three wheeler over by the road headed up the west beach. When I went back 3 years later it was still sitting right where I left minus the seat and rear tires.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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NO!! The junk is what makes the whole place so unique. It doesn't need to be beautfied like some beach town in Kalifornia. I'm sending a letter to the editor of the Nome Nugget to start a petition to save Nome's junk. One summer I parked parked an old broken down three wheeler over by the road headed up the west beach. When I went back 3 years later it was still sitting right where I left minus the seat and rear tires.
KariBear, I think told me a story about the junk...leave it, somebody will take what they need, but enough is enough...we have a truck off our road that has been there since spring...can't wait until the plow takes it out and what it looks like... PS - somebody pulled the garbage bags out that must have been in the back...left them there too....I also cannot believe the literal trash along the highways...
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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I give you two weeks lol
Why is that?
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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beleive it or not nome is actually expanding. I was just mapping the area last month to replace the old bridge over the snake river. They need a better one for the bigger load coming from the barges. Most of the barges are loaded down with mine equipment.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Default Unique?

Junk makes Nome unique? Wow. That might be true to some extent, but right in town with it piled up all around everyone's house, I think it looks, well, junky. And it isn't like you can just grab something if you like it. We needed a new handle for a three-wheeler, and someone had three junkers and wouldn't even SELL the handle because they might need it someday. That's not useful junk.

Hey, Stiffnecked, we have seen your old three-wheeler!! Haha, we were scoping it out and I think that is is where we GOT our new handle from! Thanks
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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I learned early. When I first went to Barrow and saw all the junk piles around the houses. I asked an old native man why he didn't just take all the junk to the dump.
He stretched his hands out and said "A man's wealth is measured by all the junk they have around there house" He said it's also good for spare parts.

Like the new "Share the Wealth" program I believe in sharing the junk as well. Nomites will eventually catch on. In the mean time don't move into a community and think it needs to change to meet your expectations and ideals. Just accept it for what it is.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Thanks for the folklore about the junk- I didn't know that, and that makes more sense! Also- I didn't move here and expect Nome to change, but Nome changed me. And that is why we aren't staying much longer. The Bush is an interesting place and if it is for you, then I respect you tremendously! But it is not for me, I have found. We have never expected a place to change, but nowhere have I lived that has changed me so much- and sadly, not for the better. I have become more cynical, more pessimistic about people, less trusting, and I am tired of it. We thought Nome would be more of a loving, tight-knit community, but instead we found every man for himself attitudes everywhere we turned and have had to constantly fight to get ahead without turning mean like many people here have. I don't want to get into a soapbox, just stating it for what it is. ANY community can surprise you. And I am glad we came here, glad we have had this experience, I wouldn't trade it for the world, but when it is time to go, it's time to go, and I will try not to leave a bunch of junk behind!
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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Thanks for the folklore about the junk- I didn't know that, and that makes more sense! Also- I didn't move here and expect Nome to change, but Nome changed me. And that is why we aren't staying much longer. The Bush is an interesting place and if it is for you, then I respect you tremendously! But it is not for me, I have found. We have never expected a place to change, but nowhere have I lived that has changed me so much- and sadly, not for the better. I have become more cynical, more pessimistic about people, less trusting, and I am tired of it. We thought Nome would be more of a loving, tight-knit community, but instead we found every man for himself attitudes everywhere we turned and have had to constantly fight to get ahead without turning mean like many people here have. I don't want to get into a soapbox, just stating it for what it is. ANY community can surprise you. And I am glad we came here, glad we have had this experience, I wouldn't trade it for the world, but when it is time to go, it's time to go, and I will try not to leave a bunch of junk behind!
Where will you be moving to Megan? And best of luck.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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Love those pictures. I got a kick out of the dance of the midnight sun pics taken in June but the people are still wearing heavy jackets. There are some nice grassy pictures though with pretty flowers that makes it look like a summer picture from the lower 48.

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Why Nome? When we came, we couldn't really find much on the Internet. Checkout Tom Busch's Nome, Alaska Links and it has nice pictures.
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