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Old 04-20-2012, 09:04 PM
 
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Nope, almost all the bad actors were from the lower 48 and went back when the money ran out.
Many went back, but some stayed.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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Not to defend vice, but at least a lot of money that was made by those engaging it was kept inside the state.


Nope, almost all the bad actors were from the lower 48 and went back when the money ran out.
Some did -- most did, probably. You'd be surprised, though, at how many of the legit businesspeople in the state got their start in the pipeline days doing things they don't talk about anymore. One of the most prominent businesswoman in a certain part of Alaska came up from Nevada to be a pipeline hooker.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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Many went back, but some stayed.
And a lot of them didn't start businesses or do anything else noteworthy, but still spent most of their money in-state. Lots of them left with nothing. I know another family who made a few million because people of this type spent vast amounts of money in the bar that they owned.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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And a lot of them didn't start businesses or do anything else noteworthy, but still spent most of their money in-state. Lots of them left with nothing. I know another family who made a few million because people of this type spent vast amounts of money in the bar that they owned.
Maybe I'm just different. If it were me, I wouldn't be up there for vice. If I wanted vice, I could stay home and get it, not that I know where to get any. I wonder what the bars are like in Anchorage. Most "bars" I've been to are basically restaurants that happen to have full bars.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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Maybe I'm just different. If it were me, I wouldn't be up there for vice. If I wanted vice, I could stay home and get it, not that I know where to get any. I wonder what the bars are like in Anchorage. Most "bars" I've been to are basically restaurants that happen to have full bars.
Maybe you are different. I don't care for bars either, but a lot of money was spent by those who came up to make money.

I don't know much about bars in Anchorage; I've never been in one. During the last logging boom, though, we lived about a mile from the bar I mentioned in my previous post, and some night we could hear the "revelry" even at that distance. There were some wild places, I guess.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:38 PM
 
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Maybe you are different. I don't care for bars either, but a lot of money was spent by those who came up to make money.

I don't know much about bars in Anchorage; I've never been in one. During the last logging boom, though, we lived about a mile from the bar I mentioned in my previous post, and some night we could hear the "revelry" even at that distance. There were some wild places, I guess.
I'm more of a cafe type. I'm not into the wild and rough places.
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