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Entered the "ICE POOL" in Nenana

Nenana is a really small town, but does have some history as this is where President Warren Harding came in 1923 to drive the 'golden spike' in a ceremony to complete the railroad line in Alaska. These days, their claim to fame is the annual "Ice Pool" - their version of the lottery. For a $2.50 ticket, residents and visitors alike can bet on the exact date and time of the Ice Breakup on the Tanana River in town, signifying their official 'start of spring'. Last year, 44 lucky ticketholders shared a $300,000 jackpot. Who knows - maybe we'll get lucky in 2017! And besides that, their visitors center had an awesome display of flowers!