300 Villages: Chatanika and Glennallen

Now its time for the segment we call 300 villages. This week, we’re visiting Chatanika, an old gold mining area about 30 miles north of Fairbanks on the Steese Highway, and Glennallen, a community at the crossroads of the Glenn and Richardson Highways.

That was Shirley Franklin, a lodge owner in Chatanika. and Kathy Stratton, a library aide in Glennallen.

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