Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Barrow, Alaska

Slow news day, so here are some fun facts about Barrow, Alaska. The northern most city in America.

Barrow, AK

City
Population 2000: 4,581
Latitude: 71.290N
Longitude: -156.788W
Time zone: Alaska Daylight Saving

The northernmost community in the United States

On the Arctic Ocean

Named after Sir John Barrow, secretary of the British Admiralty

Bowhead, gray, killer and beluga whales migrate near here each summer

The U.S. Navy's Arctic Research Laboratory is located nearby

The sun never sets for 82 days each summer and never rises for 67 days each winter

Received national attention for 1935 plane crash which killed humorist Will Rogers and pilot Wiley Post.

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