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A Room of Our Own

I always thought that once I arrived in Nome I’d spend a lot of time alone in my room. I thought that I’d want to spend all my free time reading and writing and thinking, maybe using my self-imposed isolation to learn to be more self-sufficient and zen and in-tune with the world around me.…

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July 1971: Thanks to a nurse, a last-minute fix

July 13, 1971 One day before scheduled sign-on, a copper strap burns apart in the antenna tuning unit, removing the antenna from the transmitter. Six small resistors burn in the transmitter’s final section. In isolated Nome, they are impossible to replace. However, support nurse Kitty Orris (pictured, in the middle of the photo) has just escorted a…

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