THE NORTHERN COAST (Alaska Historic Information)

The low, bleak, treeless tundra-covered shores of Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean are but mud banks frozen many feet deep, thawing a few feet in summer, extending northward and eastward from Bristol Bay for two thousand miles, quite similar at all places. The Kaiyuh Mountains east of Norton Sound, and Baird Mountains east of Kotzebu Sound, and occasionally a few rounded hills rising above the ordinary country, break the even sky line on the horizon. Miles of beautiful flowers adorn the mosses during the short summer; at the same time mosquitoes arise to make life miserable for every living thing.

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