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Old 11-03-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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Looking at property (existing home with land) several miles further south of Copper Center down on the Edgerton Highway. I used to live in Alaska (left in 2000) but am not familiar with this area I'm asking about. I did research city-data and got some statistics as far as population, temps, etc. However, if there are any persons out there who are familiar with this area south of Copper Center, I would appreciate any info you can share. Supposedly, it's about 5 hours from Anchorage, temps can run from -20's to 70's (probably actually colder than the -20's in winter. Any racism to speak of, repair people available to fix things if needed, closest good shopping (assume Wasilla or Anchorage) for bulk and price. Jobs are not important since I'm now retired. As I said, any information someone may want to share would be appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs

Copper Center is located along the Richardson Highway between Mileposts 101 and 105. It is on the west bank of the Copper River at the confluence of the Klutina River. It lies just west of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. The community lies at approximately 61.955000 North Latitude and -145.305280 West Longitude. Sec. 18, T002N, R001E, Copper River Meridian.) Copper Center is located in the Chitina Recording District. Copper Center is located in the continental climate zone. Winters are long and cold, and summers are relatively warm. Temperature extremes have been recorded from a low of -74 to a high of 96 degrees. Snowfall averages 39 inches, and total precipitation averages 9 inches per year.
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Old 11-03-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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It gets a lot colder than -20 on a regular basis. It sounds like you are looking in the Kenny Lake area.

This is a very rural area. I doubt that you will find much racism, but you won't find much of anything there. As far as fixing things, get to know your neighbors because it's going to be a long way to the nearest maytag repairman. Or better yet, get used to fixing things yourself.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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The water table is quite deep in the Glennallen/Copper River/Chitna area. Most residents have their water portaged in via truck from either the Kenny or Pippen Lakes. The closest grocery store is in Glennallen, but it is pretty small with a limited selection of goods. Valdez would be the location of the second closest grocery store, and while bigger than the one in Glennallen, it is still small in comparison to those in Palmer/Wasilla or Anchorage.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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It gets a lot colder than -20 on a regular basis. It sounds like you are looking in the Kenny Lake area.

This is a very rural area. I doubt that you will find much racism, but you won't find much of anything there. As far as fixing things, get to know your neighbors because it's going to be a long way to the nearest maytag repairman. Or better yet, get used to fixing things yourself.
You got that right (about getting colder). It not only gets colder, but quite windy sometimes. It should not be too far from Glennallen, perhaps within a 50-mile or so radius. One should get to the Edgerton Cutoff form the road leading to Chitina (Highway 10, I believe). I see the road sign leading to the Edgerton Cutoff somewhere near the gas station/store that has a corral on the back (about ten to fifteen miles down 10 from the Richardson). I believe the Edgerton Cutoff runs between that store and Copper Center.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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It gets a lot colder than -20 on a regular basis. It sounds like you are looking in the Kenny Lake area.

This is a very rural area. I doubt that you will find much racism, but you won't find much of anything there. As far as fixing things, get to know your neighbors because it's going to be a long way to the nearest maytag repairman. Or better yet, get used to fixing things yourself.
Yes, Marty, it is in the Kenny Lake area. Is this any colder or worse than the Copper Center area? I would assume mosquitoes are about the same anywhere in that part of the state.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Palmer
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Yes, Marty, it is in the Kenny Lake area. Is this any colder or worse than the Copper Center area? I would assume mosquitoes are about the same anywhere in that part of the state.
I don't think it's any colder than Copper Center. You will see -40 probably every winter and likely -50 or colder.

The mosquitos are there...get used to it, we all do. I like the area myself but haven't spent a lot of tiime there. I drive through there going to Chitna for dipnetting. Pretty country but very rural. Not remote...rural.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Why don't you fly up and take a look at it right now? Would that be the best course of action if you think you might buy it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Why don't you fly up and take a look at it right now? Would that be the best course of action if you think you might buy it.
Yep, that's a given. However, it will probably be January before we can fly up due to family obligations through the end of the year. Will just try to gather as much info as I can before we come up.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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It gets a lot colder than -20 on a regular basis. It sounds like you are looking in the Kenny Lake area.

This is a very rural area. I doubt that you will find much racism, but you won't find much of anything there. As far as fixing things, get to know your neighbors because it's going to be a long way to the nearest maytag repairman. Or better yet, get used to fixing things yourself.
I was going to post the exact same comments Marty.. X10
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