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Chicken, Alaska

We arrived in a small town at the end of the Top of the World Highway. There are 26 people living here in the summer; 4 in the winter. There were three distinct sections to the community – the campground we stayed at which had a gift store, clothing shop, and café; 2 other campgrounds; a tiny strip mall with 4 stores; and the old “downtown” Chicken where Fairbanks Exploration had conducted mining operations. There was an old schoolhouse that was featured in a book called “Tisha.” That book put Chicken on the map. All the buildings were dilapidated and falling apart.