MURPHY DOME, ALASKA

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This photo comes to us via Walter Pate, and shows the 744th AC&W Site, Murphy Dome, Alaska. It was taken when Walt was stationed there in 1963. In the background you can see an old miner's camp. The road trailing down towards the bottom and right of the photo leads to a railroad crossing and eventually to Fairbanks, Alaska. There's a story going around that during the cold war, U. S. Army tanks were sent to protect this site. The tanks followed the road into the site, but weren't aware of vehicles that were buried under the snow near the site's entrance. The tanks simply drove over them, causing considerable damage to the vehicles. Our thanks to Walt for this picture. All of a sudden, the Aleutians don't look THAT bad!

Murphy Dome, Alaska (1963)

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Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014 09:53