Barrow Off The Beaten Path

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    Visit the Utqiagvik Presbyterian Church

    by atufft Written May 17, 2006

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    Utqiagvik Presbyterian Church in 1960
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    The church has a long history in the area, having first established the first school in Barrow by late 1890's. By 1906, church service, hymns, etc. are conducted in the native language of Inupiaq. The church has consistently maintained schools and medical services, in addition to worship services since that time. By the time of my aunt and uncle's visit, the total membership of the Presbyterian churches at Barrow, Anaktuvuk Pass and Kaktovik is over 700. In 1968, the first native becomes the pastor of the church. In the same year native groups staked claims to about 340 million of Alaska’s 375 million acres, and the Arctic Slope Native Association presses its case with the help of a $95,000 gift from the United Presbyterian Church. By 1972, the people of Barrow and four other North Slope villages vote to form a local government that takes in 56.5 million acres and includes the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. Charter members of the 88,000-square-mile North Slope Borough say their principal goal is to finance regional high schools. (Since the days of Sheldon Jackson, native children wanting more than a grade-school education have been forced to travel a thousand miles or more to schools in “the lower 48.”) When the new borough tries to borrow money, the oil companies threaten to take their deposits out of any bank that lends money to the Eskimo borough. One of the groups that comes to the natives’ aid is the United Presbyterian Church, which lends the borough $150,000. (Today the borough employs more than 700 people and has an annual budget of more than $100 million. The North Slope Borough is the only Eskimo settlement in the world that has full political self-rule. It also has excellent schools (with classes in Inupiaq), a state-of-the-art long-term medical care facility, an excellent Search and Rescue squad and reliable underground utilities.)

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    Entire Barrow is off the...

    by yeah_baby Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Entire Barrow is off the beaten path to me! The village of 4,500 is culturally unique. It's ancient, and still a center of whaling from open boats, with a summer festival celebrating a successful hunt and distribution of the meat to the community. But Barrow also is the seat of the North Slope Borough, a county government encompassing a larger area than the state of Nebraska, in which lies North America's largest oil field.

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    DRIVE TO THE POINT............

    by TYCOON007 Written May 9, 2004
    WHALE REMAINS

    WHALE WHICH HAS BEEN HUNTED AND BUTCHERED..........AND THE REMAINS LEFT FOR THE POLOR BEARS TO EAT.............

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    BARROW PONT...............HERE I COME IN A HUMMER

    by TYCOON007 Written May 9, 2004

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    WE RENTED A HUMMBER WITH A DRIVER AND DROVE TO THE FURTHEREST POINT OF BARROW.............MY GPS SYSTEM INDICATED THAT I WAS NOT ON LAND.....BUT I WAS

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    the chances for you to see...

    by o00o Written Feb 25, 2003

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    the chances for you to see Arctic Polar bear is the highest here..

    the little dot in the picture is not polar / bear, it is me.. to practice how to escape from danger.

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    Polar bear

    by o00o Written Feb 25, 2003

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    they believe Polar bear is stronger than the normal bear.. as you can see in the picture, the height may simply reach 5m when it stands and raise its hands.

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