Mike Byers is a 6thgeneration Alaskan who was born in Fairbanks and grew up inAnchorage. Mike and his wife and daughter make their home inDallasTexas. Mike is still very connected toAlaskaby family and friends.
It was 1978 and the summer between my 10th and 11th grades. We were living in the Sand Lake area of Anchorage, just off of Raspberry Road.
A bunch of us guys who went to Dimond High School had taken to calling ourselves the “Sand Lake Boys.”