Alaskan Highway – Home Front

Pacific Paratrooper

An example of some of the obstacles needed to be overcome for the highway. An example of some of the obstacles needed to be overcome for the highway.

The Alaska Road Commission had built thousands of miles of trails throughout interior and Northern Alaska, and many short roads from communities to the nearest water transportation access. It had not-except for the Valdez to Fairbanks road-undertaken to link communities by overland routes. That came only with the military requirements of World War II.

One of the first of those requirements was for a highway connecting air bases at Fairbanks and Anchorage. To make this connection, in 1941 the Alaska Road Commission began a road from the Richardson Highway, near today’s Glennallen, to Anchorage. When completed, it would be possible for the first time to drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks using a portion of the Richardson Highway and the newly-named Glenn Highway.

A highway from the rest of the United States through Canada to Alaska had…

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B&W Documentary Photography – The Disabled, Dependent & Lonely American Elderly

Edge of Humanity Magazine

This documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Documentary Photographer Tui Sigman

From project “Ashby Care Center by Tui Sigman.

Click on any image to see Tui’s documentary & travel photography.

Ashby Care Center, California, USA Ashby Care Center, California, USA

Ageing and mortality are some of the universal issues that we all inevitably face as humans. In the two years I spent documenting the life of the seniors at Ashby Care Center, California, I learnt that most people residing here were not in a physical, mental or emotional state to live independently, hence were either abandoned by their near and dear or just had no body else. 

Ashby Care Center, California, USA Ashby Care Center, California, USA

Ashby Care Center, California, USA Ashby Care Center, California, USA

This photographic project explores the mental, emotional and physical states of the ageing individual living a sedentary lifestyle, in a sterile environment separated from family and friends. In the process I was connected to…

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ReBlogging – What’s That All About?

Dan Alatorre

There's even MORE shit I have to do? There’s even MORE shit I have to do?

While you are building (or expanding) your platform, it’s a great time to polish, edit and add or delete whatever you want added to or deleted from your book. Plus, a lot of the time we have to make choices about what the blurb will say and what the cover needs to look like. Bouncing that stuff off a bunch of Facebook author page friends or Twitter followers or Blog subscribers is a great way to see what the feedback is – and spend no money to find out.

Part of the way you increase your base is by adding people as followers on Twitter, Facebook, and your blog, or whatever other social media you like doing. Most of you have blogs, so let’s focus there.

That's how it feels, yeah. That’s how it feels, yeah.

Look what happened when I posted and tweeted about my…

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