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Although technically living in Dallas, I spent more than 36 months working in Alaska between 1971 and 1978.  My recollection is that most of the people I met were expatriates from Texas, so naturally Alaska was a great place!  Then again, most of the people I met worked in the oil and gas production industry.  My work took me to many interesting places like Prudhoe Bay, Barrow, offshore in the Arctic Ocean (in a pickup truck), Dutch Harbor, Homer, offshore platforms in Cook Inlet, Seward, Yakutat, and Icy Bay.  I also spent many weeks in the Anchorage Westward and Captain Cook hotels, and Anchorage reminded me of my home town (Madison, WI).  Upon leaving, I would always stop at the meat lockers at 10th & M streets and buy a whole frozen King Crab and carry it on the airplane in a big cardboard box that looked like a stack of pizzas.

My wife and I returned to Anchorage two years ago, and took a cruise through the inland passage to Vancouver.  That brought new adventures in Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikan.  It also brought back lots and lots of great memories.  You should justifiably be very proud of your state!  I have always thought of it alternatively as "Big Wisconsin" and "Far North Texas".   

Stan Caldwell, P.E.
Dallas, Texas

-----Original Message-----
From: Haan, Scott M. [mailto:HaanSM(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 5:04 PM
To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
Subject: RE: Engineering compensation


Add Texas to California and you have 1/2 of Alaska.  It would be bad for my
self esteem to live in the second largest state.


Scott M Haan P.E.
Plan Review Engineer
Building Safety Division
Development Services Department
Municipality of Anchorage
phone:907-343-8183  fax:907-249-7399