Mike Byers is a 6th generation Alaskan who was born in Fairbanks and grew up in Anchorage. Mike and his wife and daughter make their home in Dallas Texas. Mike is still very connected to Alaska by 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.”